Thursday, October 13, 2005

Mystery Solved.

Authorities have apparently solved the mystery of the private jet that disappeared from an airport in Florida, only to turn up at a suburban Atlanta airfield. According to WSB-TV, the plane was taken for a joyride by a pilot who stole it from a St. Augustine, Florida airport, and flew it to Atlanta.

We can be thankful it wasn't a terrorist plot, but this incident underscores the lax security associated with general aviation airfields and private aircraft. As WSB notes, you don't need a key to start most smaller aircraft, including business jets like the stolen $7 million Citation 7. Initial reports suggest that the FAA never tracked the missing jet, and only became concerned when the jet was reported missing in Florida, and suddenly appeared outside Atlanta.

Now this IS something to be concerned about.

Hat tip: B Relevant.

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