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3000 Pounds of Medical Supplies Flown on Arava Stol to Guatemala

Three thousand pounds of medical supplies were loaded aboard an Israeli-built Arava Stol aircraft which left today from here for earthquake-stricken Guatemala. The material was marked “From the People of Israel to the People of Guatemala” and “From the People of Israel Aircraft Industries to the People of Guatemala.”

In order to speed delivery to the stricken areas of Guatemala, the medical goods were purchased in the United States by IAI and loaded aboard the Arava Stol which was scheduled to be delivered to Guatemala this month. At a ceremony at the Teterboro Airport today. Victor Riveria, a representative of the Guatemalan Consul in New York, said that “Israel and your company (IAI) have clearly demonstrated the affection for my country.”

Another Arava Stol is scheduled to arrive in the New York area Thursday with 3000 pounds of powdered milk that IAI has donated for Guatemala. Last week an Israeli Boeing 707 flew to Guatemala from Israel with supplies donated by Israelis. The three planes will have carried a total of 46,000 pounds of relief supplies donated by Israel and IAI.

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