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Ecuador Troops Take Over Quito Airport  
User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27033 posts, RR: 58
Posted (4 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8499 times:

Seems to be a developing situation in Quito .

About 150 members of the security forces in Ecuador have taken over the runway at the airport in the capital, Quito, forcing it to shut down.

It comes as police and troops in the country stage protests over government plans to cut their benefits.

President Rafael Correa has appeared before protesters at a barracks in Quito to appeal for calm.


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User currently offlineDFWEagle From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1074 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8289 times:

All of AA's flights to Ecuador (2xMIA-UIO and 2xMIA-GYE) are cancelled tonight because of the situation down there.

Ryan / HKG
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8279 times:

Breaking news on BBC that Peru has closed its border with Ecuador amid unrest and reports of attempted coup.....

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8252 times:

Yes. I saw this earlier. Apparently there is more to it than the airport.

Looting breaks out in Ecuador cities - witnesses
30 Sep 2010 16:40:45 GMT
Source: Reuters
QUITO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Looting broke out in Ecuador's capital Quito and second city Guayaquil on Thursday, witnesses said, as political unrest shook the South American country.


Ecuador teetered on the verge of a government collapse Thursday, as national police took to the streets of Quito, the capital, and attacked the president over what they say was the cancellation of bonuses and promotions.



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User currently offlineDFWEagle From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1074 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8178 times:

It looks like things are getting pretty bad down there  

Apparently the President was hospitalized after a gas attack as he tried to address the protestors and appeal for calm.

However, Mr Correa was forced to flee the barracks wearing a gas mask shortly afterwards when tear gas was fired by the protesters.

The president was later treated for the effects of the gas at a police hospital, from where he told local media that he had been "attacked".

"They threw tear gas at us. One exploded near my face. It stunned me and my wife for a few seconds, probably minutes," he said.

Ryan / HKG
User currently offlineflyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 438 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7697 times:

KLM has 1 aircraft stuck in UIO right now due to the police and military blocking the airport, as reported on www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl (Dutch only)
The crew reported the situation at the airport as "normal"...


User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7460 times:

Quoting flyingfool (Reply 5):
KLM has 1 aircraft stuck in UIO

Hopefully it will be able to fly back to Amsterdam soon.

In Iberia's case, flight IB6463 MAD-UIO was diverted to Bogota today.

User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3659 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7295 times:

The head of Ecuador's civil aviation authority, Fernando Guerrero, said in a statement that international operations were suspended at the latter two airports "due to the lack of immigration and counternarcotics personnel."


User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (4 years 22 hours ago) and read 4839 times:

According to news reports, Quito airport has been re-opened to all traffic.

User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8824 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (4 years 21 hours ago) and read 4503 times:
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Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 8):
According to news reports, Quito airport has been re-opened to all traffic.

Also Guayaquil-José Joaquín de Olmedo Airport and Baltra Airport, Galápagos are open to all-traffic. LAN Ecuador is currently operating UIO-GYE-GPS and MAD-GYE.

User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 21 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

I was in UIO 4 days ago, seems scary to see what has happened such a short time later. Hopefully things return to normal pretty soon as Quito is a great city.

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User currently offlineaviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Agree with ManchesterMAN. Quito rank as one of the most interesting cities I have visited and spotting at Mariscal Sucre Airport is almost addictive - especially for someone who loves freighters! The setting with the Pitchincha volcano as the backdrop is spectacular, and so is standing on the road at the end of the runway and seeing jets swoop very very low as they cross the fence.

I now know quite a few wonderful Ecuadorian friends ... and hope that the country returns to normal soon.

KC Sim

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