lundi 14 novembre 2011

Haitian Ministers out of Danger following Emergency Landing of Helicopter

by The Ministry of Foreign and Religious Affairs ..
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Saturday, November 12, 2011. After a successful day's work with the Cabinet of Ministers held in retirement at Club Indigo, Prime Minister Garry Conille accompanied by the Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and National Defense Thierry Mayard-Paul and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Religion, Laurent Lamothe, took the helicopter towards the Montcel in Kenscoff for a meeting with the President of the Republic.
After the meeting, the Prime Minister and his ministers and their staff took the way back to Port-au-Prince at 5:30 PM. Following the departure of the aircraft, the weather deteriorated rapidly and the helicopter was lost through a fog. Having saved several trees, the helicopter made an emergency landing in a field of crops.
The landing was rough, but succeeded in a field close to where the Head of State spent the weekend. Grace at the experienced pilot, the prime minister and other passengers were able to escape unharmed.
While the Prime Minister came out of the helicopter after a few minutes, the local population was quick around the scene of the accident to investigate the situation. The pilot, meanwhile, found the direction that led to the road. The people who immediately recognized the officials, has expressed his joy and offered assistance to passengers.
Pending the specialized unit CAT Team for their help, the Prime Minister and Ministers are addressed to the people about the accident and took the opportunity to express their gratitude for his willingness to help.
"This is the true spirit of the Haitian people, and when a fellow is in danger, they are helping him regardless of who he is," said the Prime Minister.
Although the events of the evening were dramatic, the Prime Minister and his ministers were never in danger and were rescued by teams of highly trained PNH within 15 minutes after the incident.
Senior officials of the State were then returned to Port-au-Prince, where they could return to their homes safely. The Prime Minister and his ministers are grateful for the support and concern expressed by the Haitian citizens.

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