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US plane loads aid and performs airdop over Pakistan



(14 Oct 2005) SHOTLIST
Bagram US Airbase, Afghanistan
1. Wide of plane on tarmac loading aid supplies
2. Mid shot of US soldiers loading aid
3. Close up of aid
4. Close up of label on aid parcel
5. Wide of truck carrying aid towards plane
6. Wide of plane
7. Close up of the tail of the plane, pan down to soldiers putting aid onboard
8. Plane engines running
9. Plane interior with two pilots in cockpit
Pakistani-controlled Kashmir
10. Supplies being dropped on parachutes from air
11. Close up of crew member
12. Parachutes falling with aid supplies
13. Aerial of devastated area beneath
Bagram US Airbase, Afghanistan
14. Set up shot of Major Chris Beck, US Air Force
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Major Chris Beck, US Air Force:
“This mission was the first airdrop of humanitarian relief supplies into northern Pakistan and it was a total success. My crew and I are proud to have been given this opportunity to use our training and skills to help those in need as a result of the earthquake.”
16. Cutaway of Beck’s sleeve
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Major Chris Beck, US Air Force:
“We fell really proud, I feel really proud to be able to help, and I’m looking forward to helping by doing more airdrops, if I can have the opportunity.”
18. Various of soldiers loading more aid
19. Mid shot of US flag flying
STORYLINE
US aircraft dropped aid bundles over Pakistan-controlled Kashmir on Friday, providing supplies for victims of the weekend’s earthquake.
A C-130 aircraft was loaded with aid at Bagram US Airbase, 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of Kabul, which is the main US base in neighbouring Afghanistan.
In Bagram, Major Chris Beck of the US Air Force said: “This mission was the first airdrop of humanitarian relief supplies into northern Pakistan and it was a total success.”
“My crew and I are proud to have been given this opportunity to use our training and skills to help those in need as a result of the earthquake.”
Meanwhile, the commander of the US military’s disaster assistance centre said US helicopters, aircraft and troops would stay to help Pakistan respond to the disaster for as long as they are wanted.
The US now has 13 helicopters ferrying rescue workers and supplies to the quake zone – including eight Chinooks, three Blackhawks and
two heavy-lifting MH-53s – and has now begun dropping relief supplies by air from C-130s.
A C-130 took off from Bagram Airbase and dropped three large palettes of tents, medicine and blankets in Muzaffarabad, the capital of the quake-devastated portion of Kashmir that Pakistan controls.
The C-130 programme is likely to be expanded, and US aircraft are also dropping ready-made meals into the quake area with food that’s in keeping
with Muslim sensibilities.
More helicopters are also on their way from bases in the region.

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