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Hawaii-Based Coast Guard Aircrew Evacuates 60 Haitian-Americans to Florida

January 18, 2010, 1:20 PM HST
* Updated December 31, 5:26 AM
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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)

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