MONTREAL - The same military aircraft that carried Canadian soldiers to Haiti will soon help 100 evacuees escape the country.

The plane, to be loaded with Canadians fleeing Haiti, is due to arrive at Montreal's Trudeau airport just before midnight.

The group is flying back to Canada through the neighbouring Dominican Republic.

The Hercules aircraft originally transported a 20-member reconnaissance unit from the military's Disaster Assistance Response Team, along with civilian federal officials.

They left first to perform a scouting mission, and other Canadian soldiers are now following them into Haiti.

Several federal officials plan to meet the evacuees tonight at the Montreal airport.