The sudden death of former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner on October 27, 2010 brought many heads of state and dignitaries to Buenos Aires for his wake at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace the following day. With Aeroparque located only about seven kilometers from the palace most of the visitors flew into this airport with the most important officials continuing by helicopter to the Casa Rosada.
Some of the more interesting aircraft to visit AEP on October 28 and 29 were:
Fuerza Aerea Boliviana Dassault Falcon 900EX, FAB-001, c/n 209, departing AEP on 28Oct10 with Bolivian President Evo Morales aboard.
Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana 727-134, FAE-691, c/n 19691, taxis out in the late afternoon of 28Oct10 taking Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa back home.
Fuerza Aerea Colombiana 737-74V, FAC 0001, c/n 29272, with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos departs AEP on 29Oct10 after an overnight stay.
Catamarca (Argentine province) Swearingen SA-227AC Metro III, LV-WEE, c/n AC-516, taxiing on the rainy afternoon of 29Oct10 .
Photos: Phil Perry