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Fire at Venezuelan
international airport causes
delays and chaos

El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:PageTurner, 11/16/2012 1:00:58 AM

Some departures and arrivals at Venezuela´s Simón Bolívar international airport continued on hold early on Wednesday afternoon after a fire event was reported in the morning. Some of the affected departures are those of Aerolíneas Argentinas flying to Buenos Aires, Argentina; American Airlines and Aserca, flying to Miami, US; Cubana de Aviación, Havana, Cuba; Conviasa, Bogota, Colombia; American Airlines, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Continental Airlines, Panama; and Varig, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The airport facilities are in chaos.

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Just another day in Hugoland. As the place burned, it took 15 minutes for anyone to think of ordering an evacuation. Smoke all over the place and nobody thinking anything was wrong.

      


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