Germans Send Hospital to Mississippi

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The German government is sending a 15-ton portable hospital by air to Scott County, in central Mississippi.

The hospital, designed by EADS North America Corporation, is on loan from Germany to assist in disaster relief.

The hospital is contained in two 20-foot containers and is being flown in on the German 8300ST Airbus.

It has been flown to the 172nd Airlift Wing, Thompson Field so it can be set up in remote areas to create a more accessible medical center.

An 80-ton crane and some flatbed trailers will be used to remove the hospital from the airplane and the Mississippi Immigration Development Community will be on hand to receive it.