NEW YORK (Oct. 15)
Abie Nathan, the Israeli pilot, said here today that he planned another relief flight to Biafra with food and medicine and that he hoped to originate another flight from Toronto in about two weeks.
Mr. Nathan helped fly his third trip to Biafra with $250,000 worth of supplies two weeks ago with a chartered plane paid for by the B’nai B’rith, Israel Aid To Biafra, the Biafran Relief Services Foundation and the American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive. He said that on his third trip, officials allowed the plane crew to fly out with five orphans, who he said would have died if they had remained in Biafra. He added that he wanted to bring the orphans to the United States but was prevented by immigration difficulties. The orphans are now “in one of the best hospitals in Amsterdam, instead,” he asserted, adding he hoped to fly five more orphans out on the next mercy flight.