A Cessna Grand Caravan that was damaged by a tornado in March of 2011 has been repaired and acquired by Nampa-based Mission Aviation Fellowship, which will use it to aid people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The plane was flipped over by a tornado that blew through the SUN n’ FUN International Fly-in Expo in Florida.
Mission Aviation Fellowship has a fleet of 57 light aircraft that provide transportation for churches, medical teams, missionaries, relief agencies and others working in the most isolated corners of the world.
The group was able to purchase the plane with donations from supporters. It will be dedicated in a ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Mission Aviation Fellowship headquarters, 107 N. Pilatus Lane in Nampa.