13 Sep Air Serv plane arrives in Jamaica with relief workers
Aircraft Is First to Kingston After Hurricane Ivan
WARRENTON, Virginia, Sept. 13, 2004 — An Air Serv International Cessna 208 Grand Caravan arrived in Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday evening with five relief workers who will assist the island nation and surrounding islands in its recovery from Hurricane Ivan. The aircraft was the first to arrive in Kingston in the aftermath of the powerful Caribbean hurricane.
The plane departed from Manassas, Virginia, and refueled in Ft. Lauderdale for its trip to Kingston. It was piloted by Air Serv’s international chief pilot Kurt Nuenschwander and carried workers from Save the Children.
The aircraft will remain in Jamaica for approximately a week for humanitarian assessment flights throughout island. It will then be used to assess damage in Caymans and Granada, as those nations also seek to recover from the hurricane.
“We have determined that there are less than seven paved airstrips in Jamaica. Thus, the Caravan is necessary for the bush flying that will be required,” said Air Serv president Stuart Willcuts.
Air Serv International is a humanitarian organization that excels in transportation and communication links. Air Serv provides safe, reliable, and cost effective air transport to humanitarian agencies involved in relief and development activities.
Jim Jewell, Rooftop Public Relations