A rescue flight operated by Delta delivered vital supplies and evacuated victims of Hurricane Dorian on Sunday.

The carrier said the flight landed shortly before 11am yesterday at the Marsh Harbour Airport before going on the Nassau to pick up 59 evacuees.

Supplies delivered included non-perishable food, water, nappies, formula, underwear and socks for survivors.


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Delta staff helped unload the supplied alongside the US Marine Corps, Bahamian Police and British Marines

Delta said: “The flight was the first relief mission operated by Delta following a reconnaissance flight organized Friday with Tropic Ocean Air charters, Blue Tide Marine Security and Global Elite Group to survey damage at the Marsh Harbour Airport, which remains closed due to significant infrastructure damage.

“From there, Delta teams from Flight Safety, Emergency Response, Corporate Security, and Airport Customer Service worked with local authorities and military groups to quickly organize relief flights to and from the island into the weekend.

“The airline is working to determine whether additional flights are needed pending conditions and the number of survivors looking to depart the Abaco Islands, which were devastated by Hurricane Dorian last week.”

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