HHI pilot not given clearance to bring supplies to Haiti

Posted by Raef Williams - email

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - A missionary pilot from Hilton Head Island has been given clearance to land in Haiti with medical supplies.

We first told you about EMT and pilot Mike Petrillo on Friday.

He and a medical team were trying to fly in medical supplies to Haiti, but could not get clearance to land in the country. They burned all of their fuel Saturday going back and forth between Miami, FL and Haiti.

They were given clearance Sunday, and are now on the ground in Haiti helping treat people who are hurt.

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