Skip to comments.STOLEN PLANE FROM THUNDER BAY LANDS ON MISSOURI HIGHWAY
Posted on 04/06/2009 7:43:14 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "A stolen airplane from Thunder Bay, Ontario that had U.S. defense Officials on high alert throughout Monday, landed on a Missouri highway."
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SNIPPET: "Spokespeople say a student at a flight school stole the aircraft and took off. The plane continued to fly towards Madison and that's when two F-16 fighter jets fighter intercepted the stolen Cessna"
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“U.S. fighter jets tracking stolen plane from Thunder Bay, Ont.”
BY DAVID WYLIE, CANWEST NEWS SERVICEAPRIL 6, 2009 10:19 PM
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SNIPPET: “A small plane stolen from a northern Ontario airport was being tracked Monday night by U.S. fighter jets.
The Cessna 172 was stolen from Thunder Bay International Airport Monday at about 3 p.m. ET. Its unclear why the pilot stole the plane.”
CNN: Pilot arrested...
2 F-16s for a Cessna? Overkill?
No what if had been loaded with explosive and flown into a opening day Baseball game in Detroit
Have to look up the stall speed of an F16 plus their turn radius ....
The plane was STOLEN, that is a CRIME, the pilot refused to answer several requests that he do so, no flight plan was filed, so of course he was arrested.
Why on earth would you ask “WHY” ?
We won't shoot first.
I’m pretty sure that he was being sarcastic...
“Why on earth would you ask WHY ?”
Though maybe they would have given a certificate for a successful solo his being a student!
Why?? He stole the plane in Canada and flew it into US airspace and then into the heartland, all the while being chased by F-16. Homer's going to the big house.
A federal law enforcement official told CNN the pilot is a naturalized Canadian citizen, but declined to give his name or country of origin. The source said the pilot was a flight school student for a “brief” period and only clocked a few hours of flight time.
Canadian officials have received some information that the pilot is “not a happy individual,” the official said.
updated 1 minute ago
“Authorities: Pilot of stolen plane captured after going on the run”
WASHINGTON (CNN) —
SNIPPET: “Federal, state and local authorities launched a manhunt for the pilot, who was identified by the FBI as Yavuz Burke, 31, a native of Turkey who became a Canadian citizen last year. He was formerly known as Adam Leon, though officials did not indicate a reason for the name change.”
Bingo!!! We have a winner.
I dunno, maybe because he stole a plane, wouldn’t respond, ran off from authorities once he landed?
Captain Obvious, please pick up a white courtesy telephone.
Good point. I'm not so sure we'd even shoot at all, now.
Isn't the new Obama phrase for "enemy combatant?"
That’s right. The entire world has been laughing at us since this joker took office.
Originally from Turkey - guess the religion.
What a patently ridiculous reply!
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SNIPPET: “ANKARA - U.S President Barack Obama made a historic speech to Turkish lawmakers in the capital, Ankara on the first of his two-day visit to the country. Here is the full text of Obama’s speech:”
I love how they change their names. Oops, I forgot our president likes to do that, too.
“Originally from Turkey - guess the religion”
Probably a muslim so Zero will pardon him!
No, they learned that the other day when North Korea tested their ICBM missile.
You’re still far too new to understand who is sarcastic, without the usual “/s” and who is not.
He’ll pardon him, have a nice long “convincing” talk with him and then give him the keys to a public housing unit in Boston.
“U.S. troopers arrest pilot of stolen plane from Thunder Bay, Ont.”
BY DAVID WYLIE, CANWEST NEWS SERVICEAPRIL 6, 2009 10:49 PM
SNIPPET: “The plane was taken from the Confederation College Aviation Centre, which is located at the Thunder Bay airport, Judi Maundrell, the colleges vice-president of academics and student services told radio station CKPR.
Apparently somebody jumped over the fence and just jumped into an aircraft, she said.
It was sitting as usual parked on the ramp. They keys are in all the aircrafts because students are using them.
According to Cessnas website the 172 Skyhawk has a maximum cruise speed of 233 kilometres per hour and a range of about 1,130 kilometres.”
The guy’s probably a relative. Being from Turkey, I’d say it’s about a 98% chance this putz is a practioner of the “Religion of Peace”.
I wonder if we’ll have to wait for a North Korean missle to “land” before Obumma decides to take any action?
Welcome to FR. Lovely screen name you have there.
You don’t think this is front page news? Are you an editor from the New York Times?
Who are we to judge? We don't really know yet how victimized he was by the "evil system" that's always keeping the little guy down and keeping him from owning his own Cessna.
And what's with the silliness of arbitrary borders to citizens of the world only looking for a better life beyond their own borders?
Who knows what draws a man to risk all to go to beautiful Missouri, the true promised land, in a stolen airplane?
Wait until we find out how the evil exploiters raised the price of flying lessons to a point anybody would snap under the same circumstances.
FYI (these officials must have never heard of TROP)
We really are screwed, aren’t we?
Is Dale Reed too new also? He's been here longer than you have and you misunderstood his reply too. Maybe it's something within you?
You’ve got a bright future if you go to work in Obama’s administration!
I’ve been here as long as he has....give or gtake a few scant months; unlike you.
“Stolen Canadian plane lands in Missouri”
Updated Mon. Apr. 6 2009 11:09 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
SNIPPET: “The pilot took a single-engine Cessna 172 from a Thunder Bay aviation school and soon crossed into U.S. airspace. Authorities scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to track the aircraft as it made its way over Wisconsin and Illinois.
Nearly eight hours later, at about 10 p.m. ET, the pilot landed on a dirt road in the southern Missouri town of Ellsinore...”
SNIPPET: “Officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation then arrested 31-year-old suspect Yavuz Burke, a native of Turkey who became a Canadian citizen last year. He was formerly known as Adam Leon.”
Joined today to complain? Enjoy your potentially short stay here.
How are things going back there, the economy is really falling here.
I’m just about ready to offer $75k cash to a bank for a condo rhat sold for $315 yast year.
rentals are still $1,250/mo so it would be a pretty good income inveatmrnt.
Stores are closing everywhere, Sheryle sees lots of vacancies in all the malls and strip malls that she has been doing inventory in.
I think we are in for a big crash in commercial real estate and the ARMS that are yet to come due later this year and next.
Always send out a flight of two on a mission.
I also think he was being sarcastic. Sheesh nopardons, he's not a newb, he's been here for several months.
Nice to see you again btw.