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Athletes head home

July 28, 2010

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Team Vermont prepares to head home from the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.

The Cessna Airlift (Click here to see all our coverage) began at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning and continued through 4:30 p.m. with more than 170 Cessna Citation aircraft flying roughly 800 Special Olympics athletes and their coaches to their homes across the country. It was the final send-off event of the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb.

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A Cessna Citation jet takes off from the Lincoln Airport carrying Special Olympic athletes as part of the Cessna Airlift.

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Florida Special Olympics athletes check in for their flight home. Florida was the first team to leave Saturday morning.

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