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Not Terrorists

The missing 727 has been found.

Immediately after its disappearance, American intelligence operators said "the plane mostly likely was taken for a criminal endeavour such as drugs or weapons smuggling". But, they did not rule out the possibility it was stolen for use in a terrorist attack and were making every effort to get to the bottom of the mystery.

A Western diplomat in Freetown, Sierra Leone?s capital, said it was more likely the plane had simply been snatched from Luanda because its owner was reluctant to pay year-long airport taxes, totalling $50,000 (30,000). "There?s always a shady side to business around here," he said. "But as for the terrorism stuff, that sounds like a complete load of rubbish."

Posted by Rand Simberg at July 12, 2003 01:22 PM
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Actually, it hasn't been found -- it was spotted in Conakry (supposedly) but then vanished again. See this LGF entry from last week:

Missing 727 Update

Posted by Charles at July 12, 2003 04:59 PM

Any new sightings of my luggage...?

Posted by The Sanity Inspector at July 13, 2003 09:07 AM

The pilot who allegedly flew it out of Luanda is still missing -- and his family is convinced he's dead.

It may not be over yet...

Posted by Troy at July 13, 2003 09:46 AM


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