U.S. CH-53E heavy-lift helicopters to send KC-130J transport aircraft to Taiwan to disaster relief
8 16, Tainan, China Taiwan, the U.S. military C-130 transport aircraft arrived to help Taiwan rescue work. Side of the plane, was painted out of the U.S. insignia is still looming.
local time on August 16, 2009, Tainan, China Taiwan, the U.S. military C-130 transport aircraft arrived to help relief work in Taiwan .
United States Air Force personnel are helping transport relief supplies.
PRC, according to Taiwan media reports, the U.S. military will send a “Super Stallion” CH-53E heavy-lift helicopters for humanitarian aid to Taiwan, the fastest arrived in Taiwan today. Taiwan authorities, “Department of Defense,” officials pointed out that the U.S. military CH-53E heavy-lift helicopters can mount weighs about 16 tons of aid into the disaster area is very helpful.
the United States has agreed to the nearest dispatch
reported, “Morak” typhoon hit Taiwan, Taiwan made overseas have given humanitarian aid. United States Agency for International Development officials arrived in Taiwan 14 Taiwan relief needs assessment immediately after the return of the U.S. government, the U.S. government immediately decided by the U.S. military stationed near Taiwan rush to the rescue. For the Taiwan authorities can carry large equipment requirements of the helicopter, the U.S. government through the U.S. Institute in Taiwan (AIT) to inform Taiwan, “Foreign Ministry”, agreed to send “those who control the helicopter by the United States’ support to Taiwan’s rescue.
yesterday afternoon, the U.S. military to send KC-130J transport aircraft delivered relief supplies to Taiwan, it is understood, they will send known as “Super Stallion” and CH-53E heavy-lift helicopters to Taiwan to carry out humanitarian aid.
disaster need to ship heavy machinery
However, the Taiwan authorities, “Department of Defense,” executives said, the United States must carry out helicopter refit, maintenance procedures, and then the amphibious dock ship will be carried to the helicopter near the Taiwan Strait, so that the helicopter took off, flew to Tainan Air Force Base, expand humanitarian aid, so the heavy-lift helicopters is the fastest time of arrival is expected today.
known as “Super Stallion” and CH-53E, the biggest advantage is that load up to about 16 tons, the U.S. Marine Corps active-duty models, as well as the nickname “Hurricane maker “It features not only the load hanging excavators and other large equipment to the disaster area, but also help transport large quantities of supplies, relief actions are effective helper. Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry” officials expressed confidence that the U.S. military CH-53E heavy-lift helicopters for disaster relief is very helpful input.
temporarily help the mainland helicopter
Taiwan relief needed a large helicopter, it is understood, the mainland, the Taiwan Affairs Office expressed its willingness to provide the earthquake last year the feats of the Russian-made Mi-26 giant helicopter. Taiwan’s “Mainland Affairs Council vice chairman,” Liu Dexun said yesterday that Taiwan has, and the United States, Japan and other countries contacted the United States is willing to send heavy-lift helicopters to Taiwan, so no need to mainland heavy-lift helicopters.
he said, to look after the actual situation to determine whether the mainland support helicopters, this will be Disaster Preparedness Centre and the unit needs to assess whether there is relevant, “MAC” and other disaster prevention center notice.
The United States and Japan to send helicopters to Taiwan from mainland China is far from over, Liu Dexun said, according to “Ministry” of understanding of the mainland in the northeast region heavy-lift helicopters and more, to be transported to the distant station, not the “mini three links” mode can be shipped.
Liu Dexun stress relief from the humanitarian point of view, not to accept mainland China’s heavy-lift helicopters will not have “national security” considerations in the outside world do not have too many associations. “Global Times” Zhong Ping
the first U.S. relief supplies arrive in Taiwan
by the U.S. military KC-130J transport planes arrived, the fuselage U.S. military insignia was painted
WASHINGTON United States a full plastic cloth KC-130J transport planes, yesterday afternoon, landing at the Air Force base in Tainan, which is the first arrival of American relief supplies Kaohsiung will be sent to disaster areas.
According to reports, the U.S. KC-130J transport plane yesterday, 12:50 from bases in Okinawa, Japan, 14:45 landed at Tainan Air Force Base, remove from the machine 120 volumes, nearly 7 tons of plastic sheets, these materials on top marked “United States Marine Corps,” the English words. These relief supplies unloaded in just four minutes from landing to complete the unloading, the whole less than half an hour, after unloading, transport immediately set sail fly.
the U.S. to send military support to Taiwan, which is the “Taiwan-US diplomatic relations,” the second time in 30 years, the last time was “9.21″ earthquake. It is understood that the United States yesterday afternoon to send transport planes to Tainan airport, the process is very low key, the U.S. military transport aircraft fuselage insignia clearly been obliterated, but the number has been painted or faint, if present, from the outside, do not see any U.S. state signs, transport emptied after items, also went flying off.
U.S. aircraft on a mission to Taiwan, is the “9.21″ earthquake when, C5 transport plane at CKS International Airport, a U.S. body was also seen in English words, is emptied of goods in immediately from Taiwan. Zhong Ping
Ali hit recovered two years
famous Alishan forest railway where the train is almost completely destroyed
PRC, according to Taiwan media reports, the typhoon “Morakot” due to floods hit Ali, along the highway at least four large avalanche tunnel, have to spend a year of time to complete repairs. Alishan train is a hit, the track was washed away, the tunnel was falling rock crushed, at least two years to recover.
According to the latest statistics, where the famous Alishan Forest Railway train a total of 290 damage, almost completely destroyed. Famous hill station of camphor Liu, Hong Lin primary explosion as experienced as the floor rock, mountain road embankment is empty and has become a seal off the state.
Alishan train you want to operate across the board, would take two years. Can only rely on the surrounding industrial road connecting the Alishan Highway, large tour buses like the mountains, at least to wait a year.
external road interrupted, afraid even worse inside the scenic area, there are people braved the dangerous ride into Ali, photographed with the latest status of the camera, you can see along the road, heavy rain to the mountains of earth and rock all the original washed down, way down the tree, but also because of the road embankment was empty and now there is no one would dare to go, Ali is in the closed state, including the station camphor Liu, Hong Lin Primary School, in addition to gravel floor, empty. Local residents said, “I’ve never seen such a miserable sight.” “Xiamen Daily” feed