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Fool Steals GA Aircraft, Forced To Land At CDG  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8508 times:

It appears that some people have too much spare time on their hands...
A young man that was apparently drunk managed to steal a DR400 (French light aircraft) by breaking into Coulommiers (Paris suburbs) airfield on Tuesday night.
he managed to takeoff and fly into the Paris CDG TMA before being intercepted by a French Air Force radar station who sent out a ventilator to intercept him.
He was thus forced to land in CDG, where he was apprehended by CDG security. He however managed to evade them by jumping from their vehicle.
French authorities arrested him later on as he had forgotten his aprtment keys in the aircraft. He is now in custody in Coulommiers.

The fool article (sorry, in French) :

http://fr.news.yahoo.com/041014/5/43lcl.html

A DR400 :

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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8116 times:

So once 707CMF gets out of jail, are you going to have to return the favour so he can plug some of his pictures?  Laugh out loud


LY744.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7915 times:
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he managed to takeoff and fly into the Paris CDG TMA before being intercepted by a French Air Force radar station who sent out a ventilator to intercept him.

WTF???



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User currently offlinePNEPilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7824 times:

something lost in translation I think  Big grin

User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7704 times:

This is a good example of how western countries are open to terrorist attacks by light aircraft. GA acft are (rightly) quite common and military radar systems filter them out as ground clutter. Civilian controllers may not even be aware of an unauthorized presence until it is too late. While it is embarrasing that this happened, it is not a freak situation... I at first thought a SAM was launched against the aircraft and it was, uh, ventilated. Now I see otherwise.

User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7595 times:

he managed to takeoff and fly into the Paris CDG TMA before being intercepted by a French Air Force radar station who sent out a ventilator to intercept him.

In the article it says that they sent up a helicopter to intercept. Hope that clears up the confusion.



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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7566 times:

... who sent out a ventilator to intercept him.

And somewhere in a Paris hospital, some poor soul is breathing with the aid of a Mirage.



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User currently offlinePNEPilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7414 times:

This is a good example of how western countries are open to terrorist attacks by light aircraft. GA acft are (rightly) quite common and military radar systems filter them out as ground clutter. Civilian controllers may not even be aware of an unauthorized presence until it is too late.

You could just as easily substitute "cars" for light/GA aircraft...

even the TSA has conceded that GA aircraft do not pose a serious threat to homeland security, a position born out by the unfortunate story in early 2002 of the teenager in Florida who took a 172 and flew it into a Tampa office building, breaking not much more than himself, the airplane, and a couple of windows.


User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1532 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7283 times:

We had a simialr incidnet happen out oa Parafield Airport once. An arguement between a guy and his girlfriend lead to him stealing a Cessna 152. He had very little flying exprience and he crashed it.


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User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7238 times:

What a funny guy... He should have jumped on a 747's wing and rode off with it clining on for dear life while it takes off  Big thumbs up

And somewhere in a Paris hospital, some poor soul is breathing with the aid of a Mirage.

LOL....... yup, they sent the ventilator to the Ga plane while the Mirage helped the dude breathe  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7030 times:

something lost in translation I think

Uh-huh. I translated that on purpose Big grin

Ventilator : A device that moves air by the means of rotating blades.

Example :


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User currently offlinePNEPilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

Uh-huh. I translated that on purpose

Ventilator : A device that moves air by the means of rotating blades.


By that definition then pretty much everything we talk about here is a "ventilator"  Big grin


User currently offlineStearmanNut From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4279 times:

I was thinking a "ventilator" was more like something similar to a Dassault Rafale with guns. One of those could "ventilate" a DR 400 in milliseconds.


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