Mercy Plane Arrives in Peru

Date: April 28, 1968
Location: St. Louis, MO
Newspaper: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Page: 27

The seaplane donated by a St. Louis group to help missions serve the western Amazon river valley has arrived in South America, a spokesman said yesterday. William D. Edwards, secretary of Wings of Hope, said the plane had landed in Iquitos, Peru.

In earlier attempt to fly the single-engine plane to the Iquitos mission, the craft was forced to land 200 miles northwest of Campeche, Mexico, when its radio malfunctioned.

The Rev. Guy Gervais head of the Iquitos Roman Catholic mission, will use the plane to serve missionary posts of all faiths in 80,000 square miles of jungle. Wings of Hope was organized in 1967 by a group of St. Louisans interested in aiding South American missions. They spent $47,000 for the plane.

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