FEMA Cargo Plane Arrives at Rickenbacker Airport With Masks, Gowns, Respirators and Gloves

A cargo plane carrying masks, respirators and other equipment arrived in Columbus’ Rickenbacker International Airport on April 5, footage released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shows.

According to FEMA, the cargo contained 2.85 million surgical masks, 18,650 gowns, 170,000 N-95 respirators and 11.8 million gloves that would be distributed across America to help hospitals respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

In conjunction with the US Department of Health and Human Services, FEMA has coordinated the delivery of multiple international shipments of medical equipment needed to fight the coronavirus.

Rickenbacker Airport previously received a shipment of goods on April 2, and the airport was chosen due to its central location to “quickly move goods where they are needed,” Columbus Regional Airport Authority President Joe Nardone told media. Credit: FEMA via Storyful