The Colombian Air Force picks up a C-130 Hercules helping Honduras and uses a Black Hawk for search and rescue

The Colombian government sent two flights of its air force to Honduras to help the victims of the ETA cyclone, which affected 1.8 million people who left a site of very severe flooding. Several regions were cut off due to damage to roads and bridges. This is the northern zone, mainly the hardest hit city of La Lima, near San Pedro Sula. The more than 100,000 inhabitants are badly affected, and this is where humanitarian aid is directed.

The first flight of the Colombian Air Force on November 11th carried a core of the Colombian civil defense rescue and response system with space for 100 patients with low complexity, a room for minor procedures and a special cabin for patients with suspected COVID and a single command post , completely autonomous in the areas of water, electricity and communication. The second flight, which departed the next day, carried 3 lifeboats and 1 off-road vehicle.

The Colombian Air Force used a C-130 Hercules to dispatch this humanitarian aid, which was delivered by the CATAM Military Transport Air Command. A total of 11.5 tons were transported between freight and Colombian civil defense personnel in the Central American country. , consisting of 12 civil servants and 26 volunteers; including doctors, nurses, assistants in front of the hospital, a shekel and a search and rescue binomial (dog man).

In addition, the Colombian Air Force ordered a Black Hawk helicopter to be dispatched to conduct search and rescue operations in Honduras, the delegation led by the Directors General of the National Disaster Risk Management Unit (UNGRD) and the Colombian Civil Defense. the formal handover of aid by signing a protocol law with the representatives of the Honduran government. (Carlos Vanegas, correspondent for the Edefa group in Colombia)

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