When relief supplies began flowing into Honduras after the country was devastated by hurricane winds and flooding, distribution problems had to be overcome.
GV from Aircraft window showing land below
GV Tippin Hedren (left) Capt Morgan (right)
GV from aircraft window
MV Interior aircraft passengers and supplies (2 shots)
GV from front of aircraft as it approaches runway and lands
CU Control board
GVand SV passengers off plane (3 shots)
SV Tippi out of aircraft and introduced to US soldier and doctor
GV control tower
GV aircraft taxiing for take-off
VIEW FROM AIRCRAFT WINDOW: TIPPI HEDREN AND CAPTAIN MORGAN: AIRCRAFT INTERIOR: AIRCRAFT LANDING: PASSENGERS DISEMBARKING FROM AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT TAKING OFF AGAIN.
Initials ET/2248 ET/2309
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: When relief supplies began flowing into Honduras after the country was devastated by hurricane winds and flooding, distribution problems had to be overcome.
Many foreign aircraft were volunteered for the purpose and one which is still operating is an old Dakota Mercy Airlift, owned by United States charity organisations.
And amony the crew is actress Tippi Hedren, remembered for her leading part in the Alfred Hitchcock film, "the Birds". Tippi, with the Dakota's captain Joe Morgan and his crew, has been working to bring relief supplies from honduran airports to outlying areas.
Mercy Arilift gives its services free, with fuel supplied by the Honduran Government. Tippi and the crew - all from California - pay for their own accomodation and expenses while int the country.
The aircraft had been in Honduras for one week on Monday (30 September) It flies 12 hours a day carrying maximum loads of 5,000lbs (2,200kilos)per trip, carrying medical teams and missionaries to smaller landing strips aleng the country's north coast and in the Sula Valley.
Mercy Airlift is owned by three organisations - Food for the Hungry, World Concern and World Gospel. It was bought in January this year and has since flow nearly 60,000 miles (96,000kms) carrying medical supplies and food to Haiti and Central America without payment.