Brize Norton: Plane Carrying Aid for Typhoon Victims

15 November 2013, 11:09

The UK's first military aid flight to help survivors of the Typhoon in the Philippines has taken off from Brize Norton

The C-17 took off at around 7.30am on Friday 15th November 2013 - exactly a week after one of the strongest storms ever recorded hit the Philippines.

It can carry 77 tonnes of equipment - including medical supplies and wagons to help move the rubble. 

Crew spent three hours loading the plane.

It comes as Filipinos in the Thames Valley are telling Heart they're STILL waiting to hear from their families out there.

Ariel Lanada's the Chairman of the Filipino Community in Oxfordshire and also told us he's grateful to the British public and Government for their support - as the UK's first military aid flight left Oxfordshire this morning.