February 19, 2010

Haitians arrived Friday on the first commercial flight into their country since last month’s earthquake, desperately hoping to find family members alive and their homes still standing.

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“I want to see my wife,” said Jean Felix as he waited to board the plane before takeoff in Miami.

“She’s living in the street and she’s told me by phone that we lost everything… I’m going there with my heart broken.”

The American Airlines plane touched down in Port-au-Prince to a warm welcome after leaving from Miami, but many passengers carried a heavy emotional load.


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