RTAF aircraft retrieves 7 Thais from Nepal

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BANGKOK, 30 April 2015 – 7 Thai nationals have been retrieved from Nepal through the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)’s return flight of donations delivery operations today, says RTAF spokesman.

The RTAF spokesman Monthon Satchukorn revealed today that the RTAF has completed its delivery operations for 16 tons of aid items from Thailand to Nepal, as assigned by the Government through the Ministry of Defence. The mission was carried out using two C-130H aircrafts.

The flights took off today at 2:00am and 2:30am, and arrived at Kathmandu airport on 9:00am and 9:10am (Thailand local time).

The donation items will be delivered to those affected from the earthquake disaster, through the coordination of the rescue and coordination team of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters. The team had arrived in Nepal earlier, on 28 April 2015.

The two aircrafts then departed Kathmandu airport on 3:00pm and 3:10pm, while one of the aircrafts also brought 7 Thai nationals back to Thailand. The aircrafts are expected to land at Don Mueang Air Force Base in Bangkok at 7:30pm today.