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C-17 jets that took off from SAFB to bring supplies to Hurricane Irma victims have mission changed

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A C-17 cargo jet that took off from Scott Air Force Base Tuesday morning (Credit: KMOV) A C-17 cargo jet that took off from Scott Air Force Base Tuesday morning (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – U.S. Air Force pilots that were originally going to be delivering supplies to Hurricane Irma landed in Georgia after the mission was changed.

Tuesday, crews on C-17 cargo jets flew out of Scott Air Force Base around 8 a.m.

News 4’s Chris Nagus was on one of the jets, which stopped southeast of Atlanta, Georgia before 10:30 a.m. to pick up supplies. However, pallets of supplies were unloaded in Georgia because the Air Force could not get clearance to land at a naval air base in Key West, News 4 has learned.

News 4 will update this story as Nagus continues his journey with the crews.

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