3 Thai C-130 aircraft to deliver supplies, evacuate Thais from Japan

13:44, March 17, 2011      

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Royal Thai Air Force is going to send three C-130 military transport aircraft to deliver supplies and evacuate stranded Thais in Japan on March 17-18.

Gp.Capt. Niwat Intarawichien from Royal Thai Air Force Medical Services said that the first two aircrafts would depart from airbase at about 22 p.m. local time carrying necessary supplies and landing at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo.

After unloading supplies at Haneda international airport in Tokyo, the two C-130s will head to Yokota U.S. airbase in order to evacuate trapped Thais. The first two aircrafts are scheduled to return on March 19 with some evacuated Thais.

The second flight will leave the country on March 18 at around 22 p.m. and return on March 20, according to Gp. Capt. Niwat.

The crafts will carry about 3,000 relief packages, 1,000 blankets, rice as well as 9,000 cans of dry food.

Initially some 200 Thais made the request for evacuation and would get on board the C-130s, Gp.Cpt. Niwat said.

There are approximately 42,000 Thais living, working and studying in various areas across Japan and some 22,000 among them live in 11 prefectures which were hit by the powerful Tsunami, according to the Foreign Ministry.

Source: Xinhua

 
 
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