The back end mission to Central African Republic was aborted by TR Sudan due to last minute problems getting clearance for Team Rubicon’s Cessna 208 into Zemio. An unusual (and so far unexplained) glitch in the AIM air system caused the team to sit idle for 6 days at a Ugandan Army base called Nzara. Unfortunately this means that 80 preselected surgical cases failed to receive their treatment. TR is trying to determine cause so that future missions don’t experience the same hitch.
Overall, however, the Project Sudan mission was a huge success, per Dr. Ajak’s email message below. A full and detailed after action report will be written and posted in the near term.
The team is currently back at the Mayfield Guesthouse in Kenya and will retrograde back to the US in the AM. An appropriate and well deserved ‘TR winds down’ photo may find its way onto the blog shortly.
Co-Founder, Team Rubicon