John Travolta flies aid mission to Haiti
In other, less sarcastic Haiti relief news, John Travolta made a stop in the Tampa Bay area en route to Port au Prince for that relief flight he said he was going to make. We won't rip on the Scientologists or anything, we're so glad to hear it.
ABC says Travolta and his Boeing 707 made a stop at St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport late Monday night to pick up supplies and a group of doctors. The AP says those supplies included six tons of ready-to-eat military rations and medical supplies, as well as a group of Scientology ministers.
Wife Kelly Preston was aboard the flight, which returned to Florida after dropping off its cargo.
"We have the ability to actually help make a difference in the situation in Haiti and I just can't see not using this plane to help," Travolta said, comparing the aid mission to rescue efforts following Hurricane Katrina. "You know, it's not unlike when I saw, you know my wife an I saw New Orleans. We were there right away, with this airplane, because you know we have the ability and the means to do this so I think you have responsibility on some level to do that."
[Photo: John with his jet in 2002. AP]