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Peru bans flights over Inca ruins

Posted on Tuesday, 12 September, 2006 | Comment icon 4 comments


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"The Peruvian government has reversed a decision to allow flights over the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu after an outcry from environmental groups."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by woody82 on 12 September, 2006, 12:58
Well suppose it's a fair deal really that if it does cause more damage to the area, though how flights do i'm not sure as i think if flown high enough so you coudl see clearly no damage would occur. But still looks a nice area, and pre-serving what our ancestor's left is more of a priority than tourists wanting to see them.
Comment icon #2 Posted by blizno on 12 September, 2006, 22:02
Well suppose it's a fair deal really that if it does cause more damage to the area, though how flights do i'm not sure as i think if flown high enough so you coudl see clearly no damage would occur. But still looks a nice area, and pre-serving what our ancestor's left is more of a priority than tourists wanting to see them. It says "low-flying helicopter tours". If they're low enough, the downblast would scour the dirt and the loud noise from the chopper could cause damage to the structures from vibration.
Comment icon #3 Posted by RollingThunder06 on 13 September, 2006, 0:14
I think it is great that they took action before it was to late.
Comment icon #4 Posted by AphexTwin on 13 September, 2006, 6:23
same here... these days with our tech and time to think up crazy plots, you never know!! bout time people start preparing for defense instead of living and learning. good for them i say


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