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AMERICAN SAMOA DELEGATE-MEDEVAC
American Samoa's delegate to the US House of Representatives awaits medevac to Honolulu
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:16 PM EDT
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa
American Samoa's delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives is waiting to be transported from Pago Pago to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.
A spokesman for the Hawaii National Guard says an aircraft is headed to Pago Pago Thursday morning to fly to Honolulu.
Faleomavaega's office says he is under observation at the territory's only hospital.
A statement from his office says he's stable for travel and isn't in life-threatening condition. His office says doctors agree that he should be medically evacuated to Tripler because of a lack of specialized capabilities in American Samoa.
A flight from Honolulu to Pago Pago normally takes about six hours.