Alert: Traffic Impact Expected As C-130 Airplane Travels by Flatbed to LANL Today

LANL News:

  • Traffic to be impacted during transport

Los Alamos National Laboratory will receive a C-130 airplane from Kirtland Air Force Base today and motorists traveling along the expected route from Albuquerque to Los Alamos should be aware that this transportation could cause traffic delays and adjust their schedules, or take an alternate route.

The plane, which is surplus from Kirtland Air Force Base, has been demilitarized and will be located at the Laboratory’s emergency response training area at Technical Area 49. The fuselage of the plane will be used for emergency response training purposes. 

“This plane will boost our training capabilities for first responders,” said Christian Rittner of the Laboratory’s Security and Emergency Operations Division.

The C-130 will depart at 1 p.m. from Kirtland via flatbed truck under escort by N.M. State Police and arrive about 7 p.m. in Los Alamos.


  • Intestate 25;
  • north to N.M. 599;
  • to US 84/285;
  • west on N.M. 502;
  • and up N.M. 4 to Technical Area 49.