An Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft has arrived safely in Charleston. This morning one of the C-17’s landed at the Charleston International Airport. Derrec Becker with the South Carolina Emergency Preparedness Division told the Associated Press he thinks about 55 American survivors were on board the aircraft. The total number of people are still being processed through U.S. Customs.
As of now, it is unclear how many flights will come into Charleston from Haiti, but they do expect more. Governor Sanford said Wednesday in order to assist Haitian patients in need of advanced medical care, the National Disaster Medical System has been activated. With that, hospitals in South Carolina may see more patients from Haiti accepted into their hospitals.