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Zimbabwe 'seizes US Cargo Plane'  
User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Zimbabwe 'seizes US cargo plane'
A US-registered cargo plane with 64 suspected mercenaries on board has been impounded in Harare, Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi has said.
The Boeing 727-100 was held on Sunday after it had "made a false declaration of its cargo and crew," Mr Mohadi said.

He said the plane was carrying mercenaries of differing nationalities and "military material".

A spokeswoman from the US embassy in the Zimbabwean capital could not confirm or deny the reports.


Inquiry

"A United States of America-registered Boeing 727-100 cargo plane was detained last night at about 1930 hours (1730 GMT) at Harare International Airport after its owners had made a false declaration of its cargo and crew," Mr Mohadi told reporters at a news conference.

"The plane was actually carrying 64 suspected mercenaries of various nationalities," he was quoted as saying.

"Further investigations also revealed that on board the plane was military material."

The minister said an investigation was under way to establish the men's identities and their "ultimate mission".

The plane is believed to have been moved to a military base, but it is not immediately clear what has happened to those on board the plane.
Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/africa/3543651.stm

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User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

it is interesting to see such news in the wake of the alledged hijacking of haitis president aristide by the u.s. government.

lets see how this story will evolve.



10=2
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Aristide is just blowing wind.

The story we are getting over here is that the US said he could stay or we could move him, but if he stayed we wheren't going to protect him from the rebels.....as in..........Use out troops to fight his war for him.

He agreed, went to Africa and now is claiming that the US forced him out.


Oh and the company in the US that had that N number says the sold the aircraft a couple of weeks ago to a company in South Africa.

[Edited 2004-03-09 04:00:09]


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineN6801 From Sweden, joined Aug 2001, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

According to the article, this must be the bird - if it has retained the same reg.no. all these years:

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