Cannon aircraft deployed to assist in Haiti operations

Freedom New Mexico

The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base is getting involved in rescue operations in earthquake devastated Haiti.

A press release issued by Cannon public affairs said the base is preparing two MC-130W Combat Spear aircraft from the 73rd Special Operations Squadron.

The release said both aircraft were deployed Wednesday in support of humanitarian operations in Haiti.

A powerful earthquake flattened whole neighborhoods on Tuesday, and officials in Haiti feared thousands may have perished.