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Old 16th Aug 2018, 20:33
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Originally Posted by SeenItAll View Post
Just to note, the previous Iberia incident was at Mariscal Sucre airport, which was an accident waiting to happen in downtown Quito. This was at the new Mitad del Mundo airport -- which is about 1400 feet lower in altitude (at 7874 feet rather than 9228) and has over 3000 more feet of runway (at 13,451 feet rather than 10,236).
Thatís interesting. Had the chance to visit Quito in January. While walking about in a large park in the city center, my friend and I came upon a DC-4 on display. He wondered how it was brought there, and I surmised that it had flown in, as the park was very long and flat. I had no idea that it had served as the airport. Yes, I can imagine operating into there was a bit sporty. Thanks, you learn something new every day.

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