New military aircraft leaves on aid mission
Published Friday, August 24, 2007 9:51AM EDT
TRENTON, Ont. - Canada's newest military aircraft has left CFB Trenton in eastern Ontario to deliver humanitarian aid to Jamaica.
The C-17 Globemaster, a super-sized cargo plane, left Thursday with 29 tonnes of supplies to help people affected by hurricane Dean.
The supplies are in addition to Canada's $2 million in financial aid for the Caribbean nation.
The Globemaster aircraft, manufactured by Boeing, arrived at the Trenton base on Aug. 12.
A second C-17 is scheduled to arrive in October and the final two are expected to be delivered next year.