Bolivian presidential plane lands at Canary Islands airport

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 03, 2013 11:45 AM

MADRID (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane arrived at Spain's Canary Islands at around 10:30 a.m. EDT for a refueling stop on its way back to Bolivia, an airport source said on Wednesday.

The plane was earlier forced to land in Austria after France and Portugal abruptly canceled air permits while it was en route from Moscow, apparently due to fears fugitive ex-U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden could be on board.

(Reporting by Emma Pinedo, Writing by Sonya Dowsett, Editing by Clare Kane)