2001: Four hours after the first attack on the World Trade Center, seven helicopters arranged by AmeriCares landed near Ground Zero with emergency supplies and medical teams. #911 #groundzero Photo: Tony Anthony - All Rights Reserved. Join us: www.facebook.com/americares
'I don't know when I last ate': getting aid to South Sudan's north – in pictures
air·lift noun /ˈe(ə)rˌlift/ An act of transporting supplies by aircraft, typically in a blockade or other emergency - a massive airlift of food, blankets, and medical supplies verb /ˈe(ə)rˌlift/ Transport (troops or supplies) by aircraft, typically when transportation by land is difficult - #helicopters were employed to airlift the #troops out of #danger #LetsGetWordy #dailygfxdef #Airlift
Australian Navy’s HMAS Tobruk is distributing humanitarian supplies by MRH-90 Taipan helicopter and amphibious craft to the southern Vanuatu island of Erromango and Tanna. Erromango is 200km south of the capital of Vanuatu Port Vila and was in the direct path of the category five cyclone when it struck on 14-15 March. HMAS Tobruk, under the command of Commander Leif Maxfield, sailed from Townville on 18 March following the Australian Government’s decision to provide humanitarian support. The…
12 July 1986, USSR, Tyumen region, Yamalo-near Kharasavey Aircraft type: Mi-Sun 6A Register: USSR-21019 Airline Aeroflot (USSR) Unit: Komi CAA During the flight from -this errors in the management of the fuel supply disconnected both engines. The crew performed an emergency landing in autorotation rotor on uneven terrain. The helicopter was damaged and was decommissioned.
LYONS, Colo. (AP) — By air and by land, the rescue of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding accelerated Saturday as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas that extended into towns and farms miles from the Rockies. Helicopters and hundreds of National Guard troops searched miles of mountainous terrain for people as food and water supplies ran low in remote communities cut off since Thursday. Thousands were being driven from their homes in convoys.
"The Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (German, "People's Fighter"), made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritised for other aircraft, the He 162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets.
Sixteen people have been injured after turbulence prompted a transatlantic flight to make an emergency landing in the Republic of Ireland. Fourteen passengers and two crew members were taken to hospital from Shannon Airport at about 06:00 BST. The United Airlines flight was travelling from Houston, Texas, to London Heathrow. The emergency landing followed "unexpected turbulence", said the airline. "The ai