A Pilatus turboprop plane carrying 3,000 pounds of tents, tarps, sleeping pads, medical supplies and freeze-dried meals departed from Johnston County Airport at about 1 p.m. Tuesday and was headed for an airstrip in Jacmel, Haiti. The plane was also carrying a valuable piece of medical equipment that was desperately needed by the medical teams there.
Joe Howley, of Greenwich CT, the owner and pilot of the Swiss built Pilatus aircraft volunteered himself and his aircraft to help this critical mission. Clayton businessman and Rotary member Jim Lee – also a pilot – was aboard the plane with Joe McGuire the co-pilot.
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