In this Jan. 8 2013 photo, a plane approaches the runway at the Mariscal Sucre airport in Quito, Ecuador. Mariscal Sucre airport sat amid cornfields when it was christened in 1960.

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In this Jan. 8 2013 photo, a plane approaches the runway at the Mariscal Sucre airport in Quito, Ecuador. Mariscal Sucre airport sat amid cornfields when it was christened in 1960. Over the years, Quito grew dense around it, turning the airfield into a notoriously nerve-wracking neighbor, with planes booming in and out from 5:45 a.m. until 2 a.m. without rest. That will change on Feb. 19 as Quito moves its airport to an agricultural setting 12 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of the city, joining other cities that have moved, or tried to move, planes further from people. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) less 

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Associated Press
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:05 PM EST