Hawaii-Based Coast Guard Aircrew Evacuates 60 Haitian-Americans to Florida
A Hawaii based air crew from the Coast Guard evacuated more than 60 Haitian-Americans Sunday from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The mission was conducted aboard a C-130 Hercules fixed aircraft from the Coast Guard Air Station at Barbers Point.
The group of Haitian-Americans, which included several infants and toddlers, are U.S. citizens who were in Port-au-Prince when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck there Tuesday afternoon, affecting millions of people.
The C-130 crew transported the group from Port-au-Prince to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., with a stop at Naval Air Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for supplies.
(Information courtesy 14th Coast guard District, Hawaii)