Special flight from US lands in Malta

Updated 10:54 AM

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A Special Air Mission which left Andrews Airforce Base in the US is at the moment en route to Malta. This is the second flight from Andrews in as many days after Prime Minister Robert Abela defended government’s plans to sign a military agreement with the United States and has dismissed any links in Malta’s effort to pass the looming Moneyval test.

Today, Prime Minister Robert Abela met with the United States Secretary of Defence Mark T. Esper, at Auberge de Castille.

A Special Air Mission provides air transportation for the President of the United States (POTUS), Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS), First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS), Presidential Cabinet, U.S. Congressional delegations (CODELs), and other high-ranking American and foreign dignitaries.

The flight of 98-0002 USAF United States Air Force Boeing C-32A (757-2G4(WL)) is on final approach and will land as estimated, at 21:40h. Meanwhile another US Air Force aircraft on the way and landing at about 22:10h. This will be the second plane arriving in 15 minutes from Andrews Air Force base.