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The earthquake in Haiti struck 453.
In the afternoon local time.
A little more than an hour before sundown and about a half hour before the scheduled departure of an American Airlines flight from port -- -- to Miami.
These are pictures of the airport taken right after the quake struck by a passenger that a ticket for that flight.
We're told the earth began to shake justice folks -- beginning to board the plane and we're told many of them ran right out of the terminal and onto the tarmac.
And there they waited its airport workers inspected the runway to make sure it was safe for that big jet to take off.
And then with smoke billowing in the background 49 of the 176.
Reportedly boarded that plane.
For the last flight out of corporates.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Describe to us if you could what it was like at that airport.
In the moments after that quake.
-- -- it was a really horrifying moment or that people -- just running around all over the places.
At one point these.
The card because nobody will know that what was going on on like.
-- they just ready to board the plane -- like.
I was there standing in the line and it.
Because the big coming on them like trying to.
And get on the plane and I at that moment -- even.
-- make amendments cooler running around because nobody know what happened and we tried to get on the plane.
And and at one point like.
I even -- downstairs and tell what you saw is the feeling was coming down and everything was.
Getting into pieces.
At the airport might be and the -- -- breaking and like.
I have from my pictures from that to.
And that it ability to play fine woman like I was ready to -- -- back on the plane because you can be -- -- after the the plane started to border for 45 and it -- on port 53.
So you can imagine and then like we have to get out of them considered today.
You know I've been watching the video come in a lot of it from -- from from citizens there.
If you've been to Haiti before they're there are few places that really stick in your mind of great beauty.
The White House is they call it palace the national cathedral.
To realize now that those are gone.
And that every other home in the city of -- prince the capital city of two million.
Is we are led to believe on the ground describe for Americans who have never been to Haiti and might not understand realities of the Third World country like -- What a rescue effort is going to be like there.
Well this is my Foster who paid.
US and if you were there and for one -- and I was going to the back on Tuesday and this thing happened and it was incredible like you know.
People less than screaming all over the places and -- and -- up and down like.
That this that I live to a hotel one time which -- to collapse and -- okay.
It's a fortified place with its own generator thought in times of great trouble in great -- in -- political uprisings over -- -- one of the few.
Safe places and times of turmoil and now.
That beautiful hotel Montana is also wrong.
Yeah like I I left for more than one time and I don't like two and optimum for the -- and like opted and I -- the news and I -- back to Florida.
That we're -- we're gonna collapse and it was like.
I think it's joyful of the people like the -- was severely banged up lakers haven't like 300 people around that.
That was motivation enough for my colleagues also would have to stay on of the -- But like I was lucky to be out of the Portland on the local phone and Ford and I mean it today and Ford and like.
I'm -- connect to the back in Washington -- -- my family.
And make at one instance and I -- I take a quote from -- -- all of the places but it was.
I was in order to complete any of the people.
And elect people who are trying to colonial code eleven -- -- -- these days and I.
Then or young and on children's or -- and I the book for -- a light moment.
And more -- Wallace whose whose experience.
The horrifying moment of a lifetime the last one out on the last flight out of Porter -- the most after the earth -- earthquake struck struck -- thanks very.
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