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  • United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.

       United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Purser Supervisor Carol Bartacchi hugs Managing Director of Corporate Social Investment Sonya Jackson after their return from United Airlines first relief flight to Haiti and back.

       Purser Supervisor Carol Bartacchi hugs Managing Director of Corporate Social Investment Sonya Jackson after their return from United Airlines first relief flight to Haiti and back.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Flight attendant Corrine Hart-Cooley helps spell a mother by taking 2-month old Jamesly Paul for a walk around the cabin during United's first relief flight to and from Port Au Prince Haiti.

       Flight attendant Corrine Hart-Cooley helps spell a mother by taking 2-month old Jamesly Paul for a walk around the cabin during United's first relief flight to and from Port Au Prince Haiti.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Passengers leaving Haiti arrive at O'Hare Airport in Chicago Wednesday night.

       Passengers leaving Haiti arrive at O'Hare Airport in Chicago Wednesday night.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Flight attendant Corrine Hart-Cooley wraps a blanket around a child before deplaning in Chicago on United Airline's first relief trip to Haiti.

       Flight attendant Corrine Hart-Cooley wraps a blanket around a child before deplaning in Chicago on United Airline's first relief trip to Haiti.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.

       United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Edge Outreach, a group headed to Haiti to help with water purification, provided all their people with a handbook for their trip. It included phone numbers, names and pictures of the people on the trip and information about Haiti.

       Edge Outreach, a group headed to Haiti to help with water purification, provided all their people with a handbook for their trip. It included phone numbers, names and pictures of the people on the trip and information about Haiti.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.

       United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • United Airlines first relief flight to Haiti sits on the tarmac in Port Au Prince Wednesday.

       United Airlines first relief flight to Haiti sits on the tarmac in Port Au Prince Wednesday.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • US citizens living in Haiti reported waiting over 10 hours through various layers of processing through several organizations in order to get on a flight.

       US citizens living in Haiti reported waiting over 10 hours through various layers of processing through several organizations in order to get on a flight.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Evacuees board United Airlines' first relief flight to Haiti Wednesday.

       Evacuees board United Airlines' first relief flight to Haiti Wednesday.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Folks stuck in Haiti board United's first relief flight for a return to Chicago. The 71 passengers were US citizen sor visa holders.

       Folks stuck in Haiti board United's first relief flight for a return to Chicago. The 71 passengers were US citizen sor visa holders.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • The scene on the ground as United Airlines brings its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups.

       The scene on the ground as United Airlines brings its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Evacuees from Haiti deplane in Chicago Wednesday night.

       Evacuees from Haiti deplane in Chicago Wednesday night.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • The United Airlines flight crew poses for pictures by their fellow ground crew employees in Haiti. United had to take ground crew and mechanics with them since they don't fly to Haiti normally.

       The United Airlines flight crew poses for pictures by their fellow ground crew employees in Haiti. United had to take ground crew and mechanics with them since they don't fly to Haiti normally.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Governor Pat Quinn talks with United Airlines' Sonya Jackson after United's relief trip to Haiti.

       Governor Pat Quinn talks with United Airlines' Sonya Jackson after United's relief trip to Haiti.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Flight attendant Corrine Hart-Cooley helps spell a mother by taking 2-month old Jamesly Paul for a walk around the cabin during United's first relief flight to and from Port Au Prince Haiti.

       Flight attendant Corrine Hart-Cooley helps spell a mother by taking 2-month old Jamesly Paul for a walk around the cabin during United's first relief flight to and from Port Au Prince Haiti.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.

       United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.

       United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.

       United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Folks stuck in Haiti board United's first relief flight for a return to Chicago. The 71 passengers were US citizen sor visa holders.

       Folks stuck in Haiti board United's first relief flight for a return to Chicago. The 71 passengers were US citizen sor visa holders.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Karem Korkmaz of Lakeview looks over the scene as they wait for their ride in Port Au Prince. He and a group of other nurses and a doctor from Illinois Masonic Hospital teamed with a Lisle business, Chasing Lions, to come and help.

       Karem Korkmaz of Lakeview looks over the scene as they wait for their ride in Port Au Prince. He and a group of other nurses and a doctor from Illinois Masonic Hospital teamed with a Lisle business, Chasing Lions, to come and help.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Folks stuck in Haiti board United's first relief flight for a return to Chicago. The 71 passengers were US citizen sor visa holders.

       Folks stuck in Haiti board United's first relief flight for a return to Chicago. The 71 passengers were US citizen sor visa holders.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Philippe Gaspard of United Airlines talks with US government officials as he tries to fill United's first relief flight to Port Au Prince with passengers for the trip back. Gaspard is from Arlington Heights and used to live in Haiti. His brother and sister are still there, and both came through the earthquake OK.

       Philippe Gaspard of United Airlines talks with US government officials as he tries to fill United's first relief flight to Port Au Prince with passengers for the trip back. Gaspard is from Arlington Heights and used to live in Haiti. His brother and sister are still there, and both came through the earthquake OK.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Relief workers arriving on the ground in Haiti cover their ears as a cargo jet starts it's engines behind them.

       Relief workers arriving on the ground in Haiti cover their ears as a cargo jet starts it's engines behind them.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.

       United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.

       United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Folks stuck in Haiti board United's first relief flight for a return to Chicago. The 71 passengers were US citizen sor visa holders.

       Folks stuck in Haiti board United's first relief flight for a return to Chicago. The 71 passengers were US citizen sor visa holders.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.

       United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Capt. Greg Downs gets interviewed before United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.

       Capt. Greg Downs gets interviewed before United Airlines loads its first relief flight to Haiti with cargo from Walgreens as well as other companies and relief groups. Relief workers are headed there as well.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Members of Edge Outreach from Louisville, KY prepare check in at O'Hare airport Wednesday morning. They were part of a United Airlines flight heading to Haiti with volunteers and supplies.

       Members of Edge Outreach from Louisville, KY prepare check in at O'Hare airport Wednesday morning. They were part of a United Airlines flight heading to Haiti with volunteers and supplies.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

 

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