Pakistan — Delayed departure for emergency supplies for Pakistan flood

Defence sup­port to air­lift emer­gency AusAID stores to flood-dev­as­tat­ed Pak­istan has been delayed due to a tech­ni­cal fault with one of its air­craft.

The Roy­al Aus­tralian Air Force’s C‑17A Globe­mas­ter air­craft was due to leave Amber­ley today (12 Aug 10).

Tech­ni­cians encoun­tered a fault whilst prepar­ing the air­craft and the planned depar­ture has been delayed for approx­i­mate­ly 24 hours.

The emer­gency stores are now sched­uled to depart tomor­row morn­ing (13 Aug 10).

It is antic­i­pat­ed that a C‑17A will still be deliv­er­ing its load of emer­gency relief stores this week­end with a sec­ond sor­tie due to arrive in Pak­istan ear­ly next week.

Media con­tact:
Defence Media Liai­son: (02) 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

Press release
Min­is­te­r­i­al Sup­port and Pub­lic Affairs,
Depart­ment of Defence,
Can­ber­ra, Aus­tralia

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