Skip to comments.Who owned drug plane that crashed in Mexico?
Posted on 09/28/2007 9:12:06 AM PDT by Dubya
MEXICO CITY U.S. authorities are assisting the Mexican government in the investigation of an American business jet that crashed in Cancun this week with four tons of cocaine on board, officials said Thursday.
One of the men listed as the registered owners of the plane, Joao Luiz Malago, said in a telephone interview from Brazil that his Florida-based company sold the aircraft for $2 million on Sept. 16 to a Lakeland, Fla., man and his partner, who Malago believed was from Miami.
Malago said he feared the man was dead because he hasn't been picking up the phone.
Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico had no information on any American citizens being killed or arrested in connection with the aircraft, a 1975 model Gulfstream II.
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Odd. Link didn’t work.
Dubya, you oughta know: Bush’s fault!
4 tons in a gulfstream 75 ?
Hmmmm I wonder why it crashed. /sarc
Too small a Gulstream to be Al Gore’s.
Wow, for a minute there I thought they had found Fossett. :>(
Mexico, drug traffic, US authorities, US embassy, assisting? I wonder how much “assistance” we were giving Mexico before this load of drugs turned up. We have assisted Mexico in human smuggling and I strongly suspect there is some US government cooperation in drug smuggling.
8000 pounds of coke, are you kidding me? That $2MM he dropped for the jet was chump change compared to what he would haul in for that amount of blow. Looking at sources of other hauls and their street values, 4 tons could have been worth about $55MM dollars in the US.
The conspiracy sites are already saying it was a CIA plane.
Ramp Weight LBS: 62,500
Zero Fuel Weight: 42,000
Fuel Cap/lbs/std. 28,300
Useful Load 25,956
Payload with Full Fuel 2,831
Maximum Payload 5,456
Max Range Full Fuel 3,680
NBAA IFR Fuel Reserves 3,445
Model SPEY 511-8
Thrust 11,400 LBS
So, what’s an extra 2,500 lbs?
Enroute to Chappaqua?
” I bet it was the Diaz brothers.” - Frank Lopez - Scarface
I was wondering if that was a lot for a small jet of that size. That must be the equivalent of 6 Democrat senators, which is all that can fit in one of those. Must be the reason why Pelosi needed a jumbo jet.
I heard the news say that it was worth something like 250 million. Don’t know if that’s right or not. I often wonder how they come up with their prices, especially when you see grow ops busted and they haul away a bunch of green growing plants, stems and stocks, and mud on the roots.
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