Assemblymen deliver to Comptroller data on flights of presidential aircraft in the government of Rafael Correa
The Social Christian block PSC-MG) presented this Tuesday to the Comptroller General of the State information on the flights of the presidential plane of the last two years of Rafael Correa’s mandate.
The Comptroller announced on July 24 that it will investigate the use of the two presidential aircraft between January 1, 2012 and May 24, 2017, when Correa was president.
Assemblyman César Rohón indicated on Tuesday that it must be discovered why there were flights only with the crew. “It must first be discovered why the presidential plane had many flights, why the plane flew without the president, why the plane flew only with the crew and did not carry passengers,” he said.
That is a question that must be answered because the presidential plane “looked like a taxi”, because only in 2016 the former president traveled 11 times, the vice president (Jorge Glas) 4, the finance minister 8, the defense 2 and the Chancellor 2.
“We know who the pilots are, then, they are the pilots of the presidential plane that flew without passengers who have to say what they were carrying and why they were flying, and where they were going and what they were going for,” the legislator said.
Rohón explained that what is going to be investigated is fundamental to uncover many questions that Ecuadorians have today.
The Government of Correa acquired in 2008 the Embraer Legacy 600, for 28 million dollars. The other plane he bought was the Dassault Falcon 7x, for $ 50 million. (I)