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Exhaustion, concern and relief on board first Hercules airlift for Manitoba fire evacuees

Passengers on board the first military Hercules aircraft carrying residents from a fire-threatened Manitoba community were exhausted but relieved to be heading to safety Wednesday evening.

Sixty people were crammed along the length of the aircraft, many with small children sleeping on their laps. There was little conversation over the mechanical roar of the four huge propellers on the plane.


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