LDS relief team heading to Haiti delayed

LDS relief team heading to Haiti delayed

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. - The relief team from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints heading to Haiti is stuck in Florida because of the closing of the Port-au-Prince airport and the breakdown of a chartered plane.

The team, consisting of 18 volunteer doctors and nurses, left Salt Lake City Sunday and expected to catch an early morning flight out of Fort Lauderdale Monday; however, the flight was delayed until 6 p.m. and later canceled when the charter company reported equipment problems.

The group has since made other arrangements and plans to fly out of Miami into Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic late Monday, then make the six to eight hour road trip into Haiti.

Santo Domingo is approximately 200 miles east of Port-au-Prince.

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