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U.S. Military Planes Get Permission to Land

March 12, 2004

THE Legislative Assembly has agreed to allow up to 35 U.S. airships to land in three of the country’s airports between Feb. 15 and May 15 of this year, the official government newspaper La Gaceta reported Monday.

The plans are allowed to land at JuanSantamaríaAirport in San José, DanielOduberQuirósAirport in Liberia, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, and the Limón airport on the central Caribbean coast.

The planes will land for refueling, the transfer of people and transport of goods in search-and-rescue missions and support of Costa Rican authorities.

Twenty types of planes, with capacities from two to 10 people, were granted permission.

The U.S. Embassy made the request to the Costa Rican government through the Foreign Ministry.

 

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