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Travolta flies supplies to Haiti

Jan. 26, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and real-life pilot John Travolta flew his own plane to Haiti, then helped unload 6 tons of supplies provided by the Church of Scientology.

Travolta, whose film credits include "Grease," "Saturday Night Fever" and "Pulp Fiction," said he wanted to do what he could to help Haitians in the wake of their nation's catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake, which some reports estimate left 200,000 people dead, The Guardian reported.

Along with food and medical supplies, Travolta also brought his wife, actress Kelly Preston, and some of their fellow Scientologists to help out with the relief effort, The Guardian said.

"We have the ability to actually help make a difference in the situation in Haiti and I just can't see not using this plane to help," the British newspaper quoted the actor as saying.

Travolta, who flew to Haiti from his home in Florida, noted he also tried to help out after New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

"We were there right away, with this airplane, because you know we have the ability and the means to do this so I think you have responsibility on some level to do that," he said.

Travolta and Preston have been keeping low profiles since their only son, 16-year-old Jett, died after a seizure early last year.

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