US and Canadians grapple with airport issues
In response to complaints that humanitarian flights have been blocked from landing at the airport in Port-au-Prince, the USAID is identifying medical supply requirements for allocating landing slots, with input from the UN and other non-governmental organizations. In Jacmel, Canadian military personnel worked on Wednesday to get a damaged airstrip operational.
Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport, Port-au-Prince, Haiti [from GeoEye]
GeoEye-1 satellite from 423 miles in space at 10:37 a.m. EST on Jan. 16, 2010.
Retired Lt. General Russel Honore welcomed the changes, but felt they should have come sooner.
Building another airfield is something that should have been considered the first day. You can take a road and create another airfield. We have a capability to airdrop teams in with equipment to create airfields.