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In this Jan. 8, 2013 photo, a plane approaches the Mariscal Sucre airport for landing, seen through a glass wall inside the Eloy Alfaro school in Quito, Ecuador. Landing at Ecuador’s capital can be a white-knuckle affair. High altitude, a cramped runway and towering, active volcanos nearby make it one of Latin America’s most challenging aiports for pilots. And the constant roar of the planes has tormented those on the ground as well. Mariscal Sucre airport sat amid cornfields when it was christened in 1960, and on Feb. 19, the airport will close and a new airport will be built in an agricultural setting 12 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of the capital. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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In this Jan. 8, 2013 photo, a plane approaches the Mariscal Sucre airport for landing, seen through a glass wall inside the Eloy Alfaro school in Quito, Ecuador.  Landing at Ecuador’s capital can be a white-knuckle affair. High altitude, a cramped runway and towering, active volcanos nearby make it one of Latin America’s most challenging aiports for pilots. And the constant roar of the planes has tormented those on the ground as well. Mariscal Sucre airport sat amid cornfields when it was christened in 1960, and on Feb. 19, the airport will close and a new airport will be built in an agricultural setting 12 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of the capital. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
In this Jan. 8, 2013 photo, a plane approaches the Mariscal Sucre airport for landing, seen through a glass wall inside the Eloy Alfaro school in Quito, Ecuador. Landing at Ecuador’s capital can be a white-knuckle affair. High altitude, a cramped runway and towering, active volcanos nearby make it one of Latin America’s most challenging aiports for pilots. And the constant roar of the planes has tormented those on the ground as well. Mariscal Sucre airport sat amid cornfields when it was christened in 1960, and on Feb. 19, the airport will close and a new airport will be built in an agricultural setting 12 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of the capital. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
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