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U.S. Military, Aid Workers Fight Setbacks in Indonesia

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U.S. Military, Aid Workers Fight Setbacks in Indonesia

Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004-05

U.S. Military, Aid Workers Fight Setbacks in Indonesia

U.S. Military, Aid Workers Fight Setbacks in Indonesia

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The flow of relief aid to Indonesia is interrupted when a commercial plane loaded with relief supplies hits a cow on the runway of the Banda Aceh arport. Meanwhile, U.S. helicopters try to reach remote villages, despite shortages of space for survivors at nearby hospitals. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.