China sends chartered plane to evacuate nationals from Libya

18:27, February 23, 2011      

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Ground crew make preparation for a special charter flight to Libya in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 23, 2011. An A330 airplane, the first charter flight offered by Air China, prepares to take off at any time in Beijing Capital International Airport to bring the trapped Chinese home. (Xinhua/Wang Zemin)

China's first chartered plane to evacuate its nationals from Libya left Beijing Wednesday afternoon.

Carrying a joint task group of officials from various ministries, the chartered aircraft, an Air China Airbus A330-200, took off at about 5:15 p.m. with food, medicines and other necessities on board.

Source: Xinhua

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