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Somewhere over Colombia’s Mountain Rain Forest. Night of June 13, 2009.
By Steven Hoggard
There are 12 of us crammed into a tiny Colombian Anti-Narcotics Police prop plane. The thing is bucking like a bronco as lightning flashes off our left wing. It didn’t help when two guys crossed themselves upon takeoff. The pilots seem competent – but the weather this close to the Equator is notoriously fickle. And the mountains are extremely steep – straining Colombian police choppers and small planes to their operational limits. The pilots are flying high to stay above the peaks. Flying over the weather however, is impossible.
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