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John Travolta flies supplies to Haiti


Travolta pilots supplies to Haiti

Hollywood actor John Travolta has flown his own jet to Haiti to deliver relief supplies to those affected by the recent earthquake.

Travolta, 55, flew the Boeing 707 from Florida on Monday carrying four tonnes of ready-to-eat military rations and medical supplies.

He also flew in a team of doctors with him and his wife Kelly Preston.

"We have the ability to actually make a difference in the situation in Haiti," said Travolta.

John Travolta
Travolta, who gained his pilot's licence in 1974, owns several aircraft

"I just can't see not using this plane to help," he added.

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The team also included Scientology ministers.

The Church of Scientology said the couple planned to return home after unloading their passengers and supplies.

It is not the first time Travolta has helped out during a natural disaster. In 2005, he flew in five tonnes of food to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The actor also flew in 400 doses of tetanus vaccines for rescuers he and his wife had met on the trip.

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