Air Charter Service (ACS) has transported more than 17 tonnes of ham to Puerto Rico after someone on the island forgot to put in their usual order.
ACS president of North American operations, Richard Thompson says: “Someone in Puerto Rico had forgotten to put in their normal order for a large amount of ham and there was a danger that the island would run out.”
“With the cargo being perishable, the ham had to fly as soon as possible, so our client chartered an entire aircraft – a Boeing 727 – to transport the 38,000 lbs of the meat.”
He says ACS regularly receives urgent requested but 17 tonnes of ham was a new one. “A plane load of ham is a new one on me. But I am glad to report our operation was fast and effective, leaving San Juan full.”