An embarrassing incident happened this morning (Israel time) at a large air base in Southern Israel. Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules (IAF denomination: Karnaf), a heavy transport aircraft was undergoing scheduled maintenance by a civilian crew. As part of the procedure one of the engines was run up, but proper precautions were not taken and the aircraft advance on the ground about 100 meters (300 ft) and slid into a ditch where it came to a stop. Two civilian contractors were lightly injured. The incident is being investigated by the appropriate authorities.