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Tue Apr 14, 2020, 03:36 PM

Smooth evacuation for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints missionaries on Monday charter

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Delta Air Lines charter aircraft landed yesterday around 11a.m. to pick up the 29 missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who have remained on island since the closure of American Samoa’s borders.

Speaking at Sunday’s ASG COVID-19 Task Force meeting Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga recalled that his original approval of the evacuation fight was with the condition and promise by the Church that no one on the aircraft, including the crew, would deplane, when the aircraft arrives. The aircraft would park on the tarmac while missionary workers walked out to the plane.

However last week Thursday, Lolo said a change was requested for the flight crew to overnight on island and depart the next day. “So we tried to push back that this is not right,” Lolo said, noting that the flight was to arrive yesterday and the plan stands no one gets off the plane and the crew will not overnight.

Church Elder Vince Haleck worked with local officials on this matter, and Lolo thanked Elder Haleck and ASG officials who negotiated with the airline and others off island for making this become a reality and for the missionaries to be picked up.

Read more: https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/smooth-evacuation-church-jesus-christ-latter-day-saints-missionaries

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Tue Apr 14, 2020, 03:40 PM

1. Excuse me for not caring much. n/t

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Tue Apr 14, 2020, 03:43 PM

2. I gotta stop listening to comedy shows,

I hate to say what first crossed my mind when I read "smooth evacuation"

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