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Plane stolen from Boundary County Airport [IDAHO]
KXLY.com ^ | Posted: Sep 29, 2009 12:08 PM;Updated: Sep 29, 2009 6:45 PM | n/a

Posted on 09/29/2009 11:53:37 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "SPOKANE -- Authorities in North Idaho are reporting that sometime early Tuesday morning a small airplane was stolen from the Boundary County Airport.

The Boundary County Sheriff confirms they received a report regarding the theft of a 2005 Cessna T182T aircraft around 7 AM Tuesday morning. The aircraft, with tail number N2183P, is a white and blue fixed wing single engine aircraft. It is believed the aircraft was taken from the airport around 5:45 Tuesday. They're not sure in what direction the plane was flown from the airport."

SNIPPET: "Authorities are working to confirm if the theft is related to several similar break-ins at the airport across the Canadian border in Creston, British Columbia. In those cases someone stole firearms, attempted to steal a plane only to find the battery was dead and stole a car and rammed it through a gate."

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KEYWORDS: 2005cessnat182t; airplane; airplanes; airport; airports; aviation; bc; boundarycounty; britishcolumbia; canada; cessna; creston; idaho; plane; planes; stolenairplane; theft; tm

1 posted on 09/29/2009 11:53:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: fanfan; Myrddin; Jet Jaguar; SkyPilot; Jeff Head; MamaDearest

ping


2 posted on 09/29/2009 11:54:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Repo?


3 posted on 09/29/2009 11:55:05 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Cindy

You have AF facilities nearby that have that information. If it was in flight.


4 posted on 09/29/2009 11:58:11 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Glenn

No.


5 posted on 09/30/2009 12:02:49 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: eyedigress

Thank you eyedigress.


6 posted on 09/30/2009 12:03:04 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I hope this is not what we are all afraid it is.

Any pilots on this thread? What’s the range of that aircraft and what is in range of that aircraft.

I hope the Air National guard is up and looking.


7 posted on 09/30/2009 12:28:16 AM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: Cindy

The A-10 flight from Tuscon to Denver was quite a challenge, I went out and looked as best I could. He left airspace radar going into the white mountains and was the plane found the next spring into the side of a Colorado Mtn. It was his first flight with HE. (High Explosives)
Scary stuff.


8 posted on 09/30/2009 12:29:23 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Ronin

I’m sure all the agencies have the info Ronin.

As an aside, did you get a chance to see this thread I posted, too?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2351396/posts

It may or may not be related.
I don’t have enough details to know at this time.


9 posted on 09/30/2009 12:33:15 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: eyedigress
The A-10 flight from Tuscon to Denver was quite a challenge, I went out and looked as best I could. He left airspace radar going into the white mountains and was the plane found the next spring into the side of a Colorado Mtn. It was his first flight with HE. (High Explosives) Scary stuff.

Was that the one during the McVeigh trial at the Denver Fed courthouse?

10 posted on 09/30/2009 12:37:39 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Cindy

/mark . Thanks for all your frinternets work mam


11 posted on 09/30/2009 12:56:11 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace ( There was a hole here. It's gone now)
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To: meadsjn
I don't think it was related to OKC. He was scheduled to be at Range 1 at the Goldwater Range in 1997 I believe. He took a turn north east of Phoenix and the AF didn't act to much. When he never showed it was to late. The plane was gone and he would have crashed soon. The problem was the weapons on board. It created quite a stir.

Now that I think about it OKC was trying to be tied into this. The connection was never made.

12 posted on 09/30/2009 12:57:49 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

You’re very welcome happinesswithoutpeace.


13 posted on 09/30/2009 12:58:50 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Ronin; Cindy
Here;s a photo of the plane type.

Not sure what you might fear but this is a small plane.

14 posted on 09/30/2009 1:02:45 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

“Not sure what you fear...”

I have no preconceived ideas on this incident Covenantor.
It’s posted here as a story of interest. I will update it as
updates become available.

Thank you for posting this photo.


15 posted on 09/30/2009 1:30:49 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Covenantor

There had been CT rumors that another coordinated Al Quada 9/11 type attack would take place in Oct this year using small aircraft such as this to transport suitcase devices over 8 American cities. 25Oct seemed to be the target date.


16 posted on 09/30/2009 1:36:34 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr; Cindy

Thanks for the info.


17 posted on 09/30/2009 1:53:50 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Cindy

don’t be droppin’ no suitcase bombs on me now


18 posted on 09/30/2009 1:58:48 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("I never knew there were Martians in my garden...." J.Edgar Hoover,Fmr. Director, F.B.I.)
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To: Cindy

bttt


19 posted on 09/30/2009 2:09:40 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Thank you for the bump rdl6989


20 posted on 09/30/2009 2:13:39 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

“to steal a plane only to find the battery was dead and stole a car and rammed it through a gate”

Sounds like a movie. A plane doesn’t have keys right? But then this person is able to (hotwire?) a car


21 posted on 09/30/2009 2:52:48 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

MOst small planes DO have keys and ignition switches.


22 posted on 09/30/2009 3:26:27 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
don’t be droppin’ no suitcase bombs on me now

"Don't Nuke Me, Bro!"

23 posted on 09/30/2009 3:40:12 AM PDT by AvOrdVet ("Put the wagons in a circle for all the good it'll do")
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To: Cindy

A 182 has about a 4 hour flight duration, and 500 mile range, depending on the winds, so that airplane was back on the ground before noon. Somewhere. If the gas tanks were not full when he took it, then the above figures would be less.

If the plane was not crashed in the wilderness somewhere, then it was landed at an airport for refueling. Someone has seen that airplane, most likely.


24 posted on 09/30/2009 3:49:11 AM PDT by Concho
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To: Joe Boucher

MOst small planes DO have keys and ignition switches.
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The ignition switches used in most planes (the majority are OLD OLD OLD and loose loose loose) are very similar to what you would find in a 1960’s car or a garden tractor with the exception of having 3 run positions (left mag , right mag , both mags) ... you can start most airplanes with a screwdriver... This however was a really sweet new Cessna ,,, he would have needed to use a great deal of force on the lock or wired around.


25 posted on 09/30/2009 3:53:42 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Concho

If I’m not mistaken after 911 alerts to GA were that Planes were to have empty gas tanks or near empty when not in use. Not sure if that still applies.


26 posted on 09/30/2009 3:56:39 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: Neidermeyer

I’m in the process of giving my RV6A an annual right now.


27 posted on 09/30/2009 3:58:20 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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When the find the guy, will he have a rectal impaction due to a large wad of C4?


28 posted on 09/30/2009 4:05:55 AM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: Cindy
The 182 has a Useful load of around 1000 lbs, depending on what year, landing gear, etc.

It has much better performance at high altitude than a 152 or 172. I would look for it heading to Alaska and on to Russia. Going south would be hard to hide. Flying in mountains, if you don't kill yourself, could hide it from radar.

If all I wanted to do was carry a suit case, I would buy a flyable 152 for $10-15K. It would not be missed and you could keep it at any airport in the country. This plane has much better value as a drug hauler or resale after parting out. Not to mention stolen/destroyed for insurance. Lots of options besides terrorism.

One more thought, these aircraft are VERY easy to take off, but it takes a pilot to land it in one piece. (nutcase pilot wannabe?)

29 posted on 09/30/2009 4:23:35 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Ronin

I have a bad feeling.

LLS


30 posted on 09/30/2009 4:26:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Rappini

We bring them in and hanger them. They set there low fuel until we are ready to go out again, and we call the FBO and have them pull the plane out and top it off, so it is ready to go when we get there.


31 posted on 09/30/2009 4:28:03 AM PDT by Concho
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To: Neidermeyer

You don’t need a key or a battery to start some engines, they can be started by turning the magnetos on and spinning the prop by hand. The mag switch is used to short out the ignition.

There would be no electrical system however.


32 posted on 09/30/2009 4:34:59 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: MrPiper

It would be suicide to attempt to fly the coast or coastal range this time of year. The only way to get to Alaska would be to fly the AlCan Highway, and you can bet that everyone and their dog is going to be watching that route. Heading south and staying out in the very rural areas would make for a fast trip to Mexico. Lots of the rural airports are not manned, just having card pumps, you drop in, use the card and fill your own tank and go. No one would even see you if you avoid busy airports. Considering that it would take about $250 to fill the tanks, the thief would need good cards or plenty of cash to make a trip of any distance.


33 posted on 09/30/2009 4:38:37 AM PDT by Concho
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To: Cindy

Amish again!


34 posted on 09/30/2009 4:39:04 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Cindy; Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Squawk 8888; headsonpikes; AntiKev; Snowyman; ...
Thanks for the ping, Cindy.


35 posted on 09/30/2009 4:46:42 AM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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FAA REGISTRY
N-Number Inquiry Results

N2183P has Assigned/Multiple Records
 
Data Updated each Federal Working Day at Midnight
 

Aircraft Description
 
  Serial Number T18208470 Type Registration Co-Owned  
Manufacturer Name CESSNA Certificate Issue Date 01/09/2006
Model T182T Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Single-Engine Type Engine Reciprocating
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 50355011
MFR Year 2005 Fractional Owner NO

Registered Owner
 
  Name GARDINER PATRICK J  
Street 6503 FARM TO MARKET RD
 
City BONNERS FERRY State IDAHO
County BOUNDARY Zip Code 83805-4816
Country UNITED STATES

Airworthiness
 
  Engine Manufacturer LYCOMING Classification Standard  
  Engine Model TI0-540 SER Category Normal  
  A/W Date 12/06/2005  
   
  This is the most current Airworthiness Certificate data, however, it may not reflect the current aircraft configuration. For that information, see the aircraft record. A copy can be obtained at  

 
Other Owner Names
 
GARDINER ADA
 

Temporary Certificate
 
None

 
Fuel Modifications
 
None
 

 
Deregistered Aircraft
 
Deregistered Aircraft 1 of 1
Aircraft Description
Serial Number 4335 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name BELL Certificate Issue Date 01/23/2003
Model 206B Mode S Code 50355011
Year Manufacturer 1995 Cancel Date 03/20/2003
Reason for Cancellation Exported Export To INDIA

Aircraft Registration prior to Deregistration
Name AGROTORS INC
Street PO BOX 4537
City GETTYSBURG State PENNSYLVANIA Zip Code 17325-4537
County ADAMS
Country UNITED STATES

Deregistered Airworthiness
Engine Manufacturer ALLISON Classification Standard
Engine Model 03020 Category Agriculture and Pest Control
  A/W Date 09/24/2002

Deregistered Other Owner Names
None

 
 
Data Updated each Federal Working Day at Midnight
 
 

36 posted on 09/30/2009 5:17:46 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: seemoAR
...they can be started by turning the magnetos on and spinning the prop by hand.

Hand propping a Lycoming IO-540? Highly unlikely.....

37 posted on 09/30/2009 5:18:41 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Thermalseeker
Maybe I should have said some. I do know of several types of small planes that can be propped. Stinson Voyagers, Aeronca Champs and Cessna 172I’s are examples. One of my friends has a 172 and I have helped start his.
38 posted on 09/30/2009 5:43:20 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: seemoAR

I used to own a Pawnee with an 0-540 in it that I used to tow gliders. There is no way I would ever consider trying to hand prop that beast.....


39 posted on 09/30/2009 6:07:19 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
A plane doesn’t have keys right?

Cessna singles have keys that control the ignition system and the starter. Hot-wiring is easier than with cars, but there's no way I'll post the method on a public forum.

40 posted on 09/30/2009 9:08:13 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: Thermalseeker

I don’t think I would hand prop any engine either. The thing that scares me about the magneto is the ease at which they can be started if everything is set up right. A mag switch can fail to close when it is turned off and the ignition will be hot. They can fire if the prop is turned.


41 posted on 09/30/2009 11:12:51 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: Thermalseeker
I used to own a Pawnee with an 0-540 in it that I used to tow gliders. There is no way I would ever consider trying to hand prop that beast.....

Michelle Gorilla would have no problem doing it.

42 posted on 09/30/2009 11:26:04 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: fanfan

You’re always welcome fanfan.


43 posted on 09/30/2009 1:32:18 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: seemoAR
They can fire if the prop is turned.

Yes, particularly when the engine is hot. They can also kick back when they are hot. That's a good way to lose a hand.

When I was a teenager I worked at the local county airport as a lineman. One day we had a guy fly in for fuel in an Aircoupe. After fueling, he went to crank up and leave, but his battery was dead. I asked him if he wanted a jump, but he refused, stating he would just hand prop it. He hand propped the engine and it started right up. Trouble was, his left brake didn't hold and he'd put a wee bit too much throttle on. The airplane went around and around in a circle since the right brake was holding. Each revolution getting closer and closer to the gas pumps. It was really a frightening thing to watch. He chased it down and managed to get up on the wing, reach in and flick off the mags. Another two or three revolutions and he'd have taken out the pumps.

44 posted on 10/03/2009 6:05:00 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Thermalseeker

You are supposed to pull the wires off lawn mower spark plugs for the same reason if you work on the blades.


45 posted on 10/03/2009 8:27:58 AM PDT by seemoAR
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