Out of the night sky – Air Force secures Port-au-Prince airport
The sun set just after 5:30 pm in Port-au-Prince on January 13, 2010. There was no moon in the partly cloudy sky, just the stars looking down on the horror that was Haiti.
Help was coming, and would arrive about 8 pm that evening.
The C-130 Combat Talons of the United States Air Force Special Operations Command quietly glided out of the sky to settle onto the one runway of the Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport.
The airport was crowded with planes that had made the dangerous, uncontrolled flight into the earthquake ravaged nation in the 24 hours since the quake.