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M28 transport plane makes transatlantic flight from Poland to Ecuadorian Army

M28 transport plane makes transatlantic flight from Poland to Ecuadorian Army

Business
Sept. 10 (UPI) -- An M28 short takeoff and landing aircraft from a PZL Mielec facility in Poland owned by Sikorsky has arrived in Ecuador following a transatlantic flight. The twin-engine turboprop will provide the Ecuadorian Army's requirement for transport aircraft that can handle rough landing ground and weather. The Ecuadorian Army contracted for the aircraft in April. PZL Mielec provided the training for pilots and maintenance personnel. A Polish flight crew piloted the aircraft nearly 8,400 miles with stops in Iceland, Greenland, Canada, the United States and Central America. It was received in Shell Mera by the Ecuadorian Army. "The M28 aircraft's powerful turboprop engines, a large cabin with clamshell rear door, and the airframe rugged structural characteristics, will give the Ec...
Ecuadorian Embassy in Britain scales back security for Assange

Ecuadorian Embassy in Britain scales back security for Assange

World
May 18 (UPI) -- Ecuador announced on Friday it will remove extra security at its British embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has received asylum since 2012. The country's National Communications Secretariat said the embassy will have "normal security similar to Ecuador's embassies in the world." The announcement follows a change in Ecuador's political leadership, with the election of President Lenin Moreno in 2017. It was also revealed this week that Ecuador spent $ 5 million protecting Assange by monitoring visitors, embassy personnel and British police. The operation to house and protect Assange was supported by former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. In March, Assange's Internet connection at the embassy was withdrawn to prevent him from interfering in other countries' ...
Dramatic video of Ecuadorian volcano's eruption released

Dramatic video of Ecuadorian volcano's eruption released

World
Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A British photographer captured time-lapse video of Ecuador's Reventador volcano spewing lava and ash.The dramatic video in the Amazonian Andes mountains by Dr. Richard Roscoe was produced over three days as the volcano erupted earlier this month. The volcano -- its name means "troublemaker" -- is in a remote corner of the Cayembe Copa Ecological Reserve, an Ecuadorian national park, and local communities are not regarded as at risk.Geologists say Reventador is proceeding through an explosive phase, the BBC reported on Wednesday.It last erupted in 2002, causing damage to a nearby valley and its infrastructure.Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com