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CNN: Man Held in Custody at Frederick, MD Airport, Re: D.C. Plane Scare
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | Kristinn

Posted on 05/11/2005 10:09:33 AM PDT by kristinn

CNN's Kelly Arena reports that one man is being held by Maryland State Police at an airport in Frederick, MD. The police are waiting for federal authorities to arrive on the scene.

The man is said to be the pilot of the small aircraft that triggered an evacuation of government buildings in downtown Washington when he reportedly violated restricted airspace.

Frederick, MD. is located about an hour northwest of Washington, D.C. along the I-270 corridor.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: airraid; dc; evacuation; falsealarm; nationalsecurity; violationofairspace; washingtondc
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1 posted on 05/11/2005 10:09:33 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Pilot is registered in Pennsylvania. Smallest Cessna...a two seater, according to FNC.


2 posted on 05/11/2005 10:10:37 AM PDT by Peach
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To: kristinn
Idiot. . .and the wx was clear (as far as I could tell from the TV).

He had no excuse for the airspace violation.
3 posted on 05/11/2005 10:10:44 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: kristinn

In further developments, after seeing the fighter escort to take him to the airport, the pilot's first request upon landing was for a fresh set of undershorts....


4 posted on 05/11/2005 10:11:36 AM PDT by NorCoGOP (Visit my blog! http://shawnsblogroom.blogspot.com)
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To: kristinn

Golly, I hope there's no racial profiling going on. Because that would be, like, bad.


5 posted on 05/11/2005 10:11:48 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: kristinn
Me thinks this dude needs a good criminal defense attorney. Where is Johnny Cockrum? Oh, right, he died. Ok, F. Lee Baily. Right, he was disbarred. Oh, well, your toast dude. Enjoy being someone's sweetheart in the federal pen.
6 posted on 05/11/2005 10:11:52 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Socialist Democrats are communists and are intend on destroying this Republic.)
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To: Peach

You know where in PA? I live near a small airport--wonder if the moron is from there!


7 posted on 05/11/2005 10:12:01 AM PDT by pa mom
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To: All

8 posted on 05/11/2005 10:12:20 AM PDT by OXENinFLA ("And that [Atomic] bomb is a filibuster" ~~~ Sen. Lieberman 1-4-95)
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To: kristinn

Isn't that the 2nd or 3rd time recently? May be testing the reaction or setting the stage so that we aren't as caeful in the future, like crying wolf.


9 posted on 05/11/2005 10:12:21 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not everything that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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CNN now showing live video, courtesy of Fox D.C. affiliate WTTg, of the Cesna 150 on the ground at the Frederick airport. It is surrounded by what looks like a Blackhawk helicopter and Maryland State police cars and other vehicles. Several people seen standing near the plane.


10 posted on 05/11/2005 10:12:22 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: NorCoGOP

Chuckle. Reported "warning shots" from the F 18's. I'd need new shorts, pants, shoes, socks and a new seat for the aircraft....


11 posted on 05/11/2005 10:14:28 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

May have been a test probe by either the good or bad guys.


12 posted on 05/11/2005 10:15:36 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: kristinn

Is anyone else annoyed that the press keeps pointing out how small it is, with the unspoken assumption that it could do little damage?

What if the thing was carrying a little ebola, or a nuke?


13 posted on 05/11/2005 10:17:13 AM PDT by pa mom
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To: Kozak
You know...seeing the helicopter there right next to the plane on the ground...I can also see them asking him to get out of the plane....

"Nope. I can't get my hands of the wheel!" Just like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles...fingers dug into the dash.

Jaws of life just to pry the fingers loose....

I hope this was just someone that made an innocent mistake, and got the scare of a lifetime.

14 posted on 05/11/2005 10:17:16 AM PDT by NorCoGOP (Visit my blog! http://shawnsblogroom.blogspot.com)
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I just did a background check on the Cessna that was intercepted based on the N number on the tail.

It looks like the plane was rented.


Serial Number 15071326
Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name CESSNA
Certificate Issue Date 03/27/1997
Model 150K
Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Single-Engine
Type Engine Reciprocating
Pending Number Change None
Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None
Mode S Code 51700207
MFR Year None
Fractional Owner NO


Registered Owner

Name VINTAGE AERO CLUB
Street 311 AIRPORT DR
City SMOKETOWN
State PENNSYLVANIA
Zip Code 17576
County LANCASTER
Country UNITED STATES





You can check for yourself here: http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/NNumSQL.asp?NNumbertxt=5826G


15 posted on 05/11/2005 10:17:53 AM PDT by BlackRain
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To: kristinn

According to FOX the guy ignored radio warnings. Turned out of restricted airspace after flares were fired and then turned back toward the capital.

To me this sounds deliberate. Probably some left wing nutjob.


16 posted on 05/11/2005 10:18:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Anyone who thinks we believe Hillary on any issue is truly a moron.)
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To: All

Man in handcuffs being led to MD. State Police cruiser. Looks to be caucasian. Wearing shorts, sneakers and shirt. Being put in front seat of car. Guy looks to be under 40.


17 posted on 05/11/2005 10:18:23 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Is he islamic?


18 posted on 05/11/2005 10:18:44 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: RetiredArmy
What was the name of the Army base in Frederick?

Wasn't that the home of the Chemical and Biological Warfare development?

19 posted on 05/11/2005 10:19:16 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Planned Parenthood is neither)
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To: pa mom

Fox 5 in DC just said "Smoketown, PA" Wherever that is.


20 posted on 05/11/2005 10:19:17 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: pa mom

I didn't hear where in PA, pa mom.


21 posted on 05/11/2005 10:19:43 AM PDT by Peach
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To: kristinn; cripplecreek
To me this sounds deliberate. Probably some left wing nutjob.

From kristinn description in post #17, you may be on to something.

22 posted on 05/11/2005 10:19:51 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah. I say he walks. Some leftie terrorist sympathizer will take his case and the terrorists will consider it to be a test.


23 posted on 05/11/2005 10:19:53 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: kristinn

Cessna 150 is what I heard it was, that model is used a lot for training


24 posted on 05/11/2005 10:20:04 AM PDT by MJY1288 ( LIBERALISM IS FOR INVERTEBRATES)
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To: kristinn
C-span2 --- Capitol Police Chief just said the guys WERE NOT AUTHORIZED TO TAKE PLANE.....(I think that's what I just heard.)
25 posted on 05/11/2005 10:20:07 AM PDT by OXENinFLA ("And that [Atomic] bomb is a filibuster" ~~~ Sen. Lieberman 1-4-95)
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To: Peach

Was the Governor of Kentucky on board?


26 posted on 05/11/2005 10:20:11 AM PDT by Shermy
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To: NorCoGOP
In further developments, after seeing the fighter escort to take him to the airport, the pilot's first request upon landing was for a fresh set of undershorts....

In other words, there was an evacuation outside of the White House.

27 posted on 05/11/2005 10:20:22 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: kristinn

Maybe he was drunk. We had a guy here in PA who was flying drunk and almost had a mid-air collision. His newly-dried-out butt is now in jail.


28 posted on 05/11/2005 10:20:35 AM PDT by pa mom
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To: BlackRain

Post #20 confirms your investigation.


29 posted on 05/11/2005 10:20:38 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
"Isn't that the 2nd or 3rd time recently? May be testing the reaction or setting the stage so that we aren't as caeful in the future, like crying wolf."


My thoughts, precisely!
30 posted on 05/11/2005 10:21:02 AM PDT by WolfRunnerWoman (I want closure on the word "closure".)
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To: Peach

Thanks, as I suspected, Freepers were on it. Someone found the registration and posted it. Gotta love 'em!


31 posted on 05/11/2005 10:21:19 AM PDT by pa mom
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To: lilylangtree

Anyone can be Islamic. Did he look like he was from the Middle East? Hard to tell. He had brown, curly hair as best as I could tell.


32 posted on 05/11/2005 10:21:23 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: BlackRain

kewl dude!


33 posted on 05/11/2005 10:21:31 AM PDT by evad (No action to secure borders, No action on judges... NO MONEY!)
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Here is somemore information regarding the plane.

Cessa Tail Number: N5826G

FAA Registry -- N-Number Inquiry
http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/NNum_inquiry.asp


34 posted on 05/11/2005 10:21:38 AM PDT by BlackRain
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To: pa mom
Immediately after 911 the media was pushing for a ban of light aircraft, since they could be used for a 911 type attack.

They are useless as a battering ram, and have slightly better payload then a wheel barrel. If a Cessna 150 is a weapon, a 1969 Olds 88 is a WMD.
35 posted on 05/11/2005 10:21:38 AM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: kristinn

Nationality? Is he 'swarthy'?


36 posted on 05/11/2005 10:21:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: N. Theknow

Ft. Detrick


37 posted on 05/11/2005 10:21:44 AM PDT by MJY1288 ( LIBERALISM IS FOR INVERTEBRATES)
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To: SengirV

It's here:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Smoketown,+PA&spn=0.126514,0.167198&t=k&hl=en


38 posted on 05/11/2005 10:21:56 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (The Crew Chief's Toolbox: A roll around cabinet full of specialists.)
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To: kristinn
A few months after 9/11, a co-worker went to Vermont to pick up his reconditioned Russian Yak-52. Newly rebuilt with glorious Soviet war paint.

He was still trying to figure out how the radio work when he approached DC. He knew to stay away from the district but had wandered over some other no-fly zone in the process.

A shadow fell over him and he looked up to see the underbelly of an A-10 Warthog, another was postitioned beneath him.

He finally found the right freq and made haste out of the no fly zone.

not my friend's bird, but the same model

39 posted on 05/11/2005 10:22:46 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: MJY1288

Yep. Idiot at WH press conference asks, 'What does it say about our country that we can be rattled by a Cessna?'


40 posted on 05/11/2005 10:23:10 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
I understand. Middle Easterners are somewhat distinguishable. If he has that look, pls ping me. Then we will know for sure this was a probe.

In which case he goes to Gitmo for a little while, in Laz's Perfect World.

41 posted on 05/11/2005 10:23:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: Dead Dog

LOL! But couldn't they load it with something deadly? Or have I been watching too much 24?

And if this were 24, this all would have been a distraction while something more sinister was occurring.


42 posted on 05/11/2005 10:23:31 AM PDT by pa mom
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To: Dead Dog

It's not the plane - IT'S THE CARGO!!!


43 posted on 05/11/2005 10:23:34 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: pa mom

If it was carrying those things, I doubt it would have flown back to the airport; probably would have flown low to the ground so that when shot down it would distribute its contents over a wide area. Any pilot really bent on crashing into the White House would plan on possibly being shot down before reaching the target, IMO.


44 posted on 05/11/2005 10:23:46 AM PDT by keepingtrack
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To: kristinn

Glad this appears to be over. I was standing outside when the F-16's went over (I work 3 blocks from the White House). Knew somthing was up, leave it to Free Republic to have the most up-to-date info!


45 posted on 05/11/2005 10:23:49 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Ben Franklin)
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To: TC Rider

That's a beautiful aircraft.


46 posted on 05/11/2005 10:24:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: Lazamataz
>>Nationality? Is he 'swarthy'?<<

DimocRAT operative...hired by "the Beast"

47 posted on 05/11/2005 10:24:22 AM PDT by evad (No action to secure borders, No action on judges... NO MONEY!)
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To: TC Rider

Wow, I didn't realize they were so itty-bitty.


48 posted on 05/11/2005 10:24:30 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Lazamataz

Swarthistan denies that any of their citizens were flying Cessnas today.


49 posted on 05/11/2005 10:24:34 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

From Yahoo for what it os worth: "A communications breakdown led federal officials to believe the plane might be targeting the Capitol, but it turned out to be carrying Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher, who had been cleared to fly into the area"


50 posted on 05/11/2005 10:24:41 AM PDT by NY Attitude
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