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?
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