By the time we returned from our meteorite hunt our departure had changed from possible to probable. We ate dinner waiting for word. Finally at 9:30 the announcement was made that the Ilyushin was in the air. About 2 AM we saw it high over head heading for the ice runway.
So we packed up and raced for the plane. The trip to the plane was the only time I felt in danger. The driver was a maniac. Those of us in the back were hitting our heads as he went over the bumps and he was fishtailing the whole way. Surely ANI could give the drivers 5 more minutes of driving time.
Anyway we survived and boarded the plane. Around 8 AM on the 10th we touched down again in Chile. We repacked and prepared to head for home