Honolulu Professor Escapes Beirut

Kapiolani Community College Professor Ibrahim Dik is safely out of Lebanon. He'd been trapped since the conflict started.

His sister-in-law Cindy Schenk just informed News 8 Dik flew flew to Cyprus on Saturday morning on a U-S Military helicopter.

As far as she knows, he is still there awaiting a flight to Bahrain-Singapore-Tokyo-Honolulu.  Schenk thinks he is confirmed on a flight home on Aug 11.

Dik remains on stand-by list for an earlier flight.

The economics professor has been trying to get a flight out of Lebanon since the fighting started back in July.