NEW DELHI, India (AP) _ The first of seven U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo planes carrying supplies, equipment, and the personnel to unload it arrived Saturday morning in India's quake-hit Gujarat state.

The first C-17 landed just before 8 a.m. (9:30 p.m. EST Friday) in Ahmedabad, the largest city in the state, carrying personnel. U.S. officials said one of the bottlenecks in the flow of relief to quake victims has been lack of people to take the goods off planes.

The second plane will carry equipment such as forklifts and the other five will bring the aid, which includes sleeping blankets, tents and other supplies for the survivors of the 7.7-magnitude Jan. 26 earthquake.

Also, an American 747 cargo plane, carrying an additional $4 million in aid from the U.S. Agency for International Development will land on Monday, probably in New Delhi, the embassy said. That will bring to $9 million the total the agency has donated.

The cargo was flown to Guam on two C-5s _ from Travis Air Force Base in California and Dover Air Force Base in Delaware _ U.S. military officials told The Associated Press in Washington. The supplies and people were then transferred to the C-17s because they are capable of landing on shorter, more remote runways.

A six-person military assessment team was sent from U.S. Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii to assist the U.S. Embassy in evaluating potential additional Pentagon assistance to the relief effort.