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Stolen Plane Recovered At LAX  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25137 posts, RR: 46
Posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 14317 times:

The plane in question was N443CP.

Quote:
Police Arrest man Who Made an Unscheduled Landing at LAX Airport

A man who allegedly made an unscheduled landing Friday at LAX airport in a single engine plane that had been reported stolen was arrested.

23 year old Skye Turner landed the Cirrus SR22 airplane at LAX around 2:30 a.m., according to Laura Eimiller of the FBI and Los Angeles police Officer Cleon Joseph.

Authorities contacted the registered owner of the aircraft, who said it had been reported stolen in San Diego, Joseph said.

Full story:
http://www.kpsplocal2.com/Content/He...anding/Ns_R5OUXn0iAGlysPf53rQ.cspx

With dozens of GA airports, why land at LAX and bring extra attention to yourself. Dumb dude.


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User currently offlineNetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 14224 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
With dozens of GA airports, why land at LAX and bring extra attention to yourself. Dumb dude.

correct, of all the airports, he chose that one???

he couldn't have choosen a worst airport to go into with a stolen plane... he would have a better chance at getting away with the crime by landing at the place where he stole the airplane than LAX....


User currently offlineplatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13520 times:
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Someone should have told him about Microsoft Flight Simulator   
I have to agree LAX was a stupid choice, but then again he made the stupid mistake of stealing a plane



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User currently offlineULMFlyer From Brazil, joined Sep 2006, 475 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 13174 times:

F.U.I? From Avweb

Quote:
As for Turner, his first contact with LAX Tower controllers took place at about 2:25 a.m., while he was flying above 11,000 feet and 40 miles out, according to authorities. A spokesman for the controllers union told the Los Angeles Times, the young man seemed "confused and disoriented, but could follow instruction." To simplify matters, LAX Tower transfered Turner to Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Center in San Diego and those controllers stayed with him throughout the event and guided him to his landing.

Contacted for comment, Turner's father told reporters, "I'm not surprised." He added, that he was upset by the events, but "I'm glad it's come to an end. I'm glad that he's arrested. This is a good thing."

Weird...



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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10552 times:

Quoting ULMFlyer (Reply 3):
F.U.I?

Could be. He could have been a little hypoxic from the relatively high altitude, but that's probably not high enough to have a marked effect on an otherwise healthy 23-year-old. However, if he'd had a little alcohol in his system, flying that high could certainly enhance the effects of hypoxia.

I think I speak for everyone when I say....moron.



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User currently offlineYYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10043 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
With dozens of GA airports, why land at LAX and bring extra attention to yourself. Dumb dude.

This guy sounds like a real piece of work, especially if he was FUI. Maybe landing at LAX was the single moment of common sense he could get out in that whole event: land somewhere where he knew he could be helped, especially if he crashed. I don't how GA airports are staffed in the US in terms of ARFF, so it is possible he didn't think he could land it and wanted to be sure there would be help. THE GA airport near me doesn't have its own ARFF and if needed, the local fire department is dispatched to the airport for emergencies. A possibly at least.

YYZRWY23



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User currently offlineLimaNiner From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

Quoting ULMFlyer (Reply 3):
Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Center in San Diego [...] controllers stayed with him throughout the event and guided him to his landing.

Perhaps they should have told him "Turn left until your compass reads 'W'. Level out. Now keep going straight and level... Nice and easy... keep going..."  


User currently offlineCXB744 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5203 times:

Hey, if your going to do something like this, do it in HD!  
Stolen aircraft pop up at small airports and no one pays attention, but LAX and POP you make the news!



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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6014 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5161 times:

Quoting YYZRWY23 (Reply 5):
I don't how GA airports are staffed in the US in terms of ARFF, so it is possible he didn't think he could land it and wanted to be sure there would be help.

Judging on the report, there was one place right below him: Palm Springs, then after that was ONT. It seems to me that LAX was the most logical, as it's the most prominent in the area. However, that's not to say that SBD, CNO, or even POC couldn't help him any faster.



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User currently offlineYYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4935 times:

Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 6):
Perhaps they should have told him "Turn left until your compass reads 'W'. Level out. Now keep going straight and level... Nice and easy... keep going..."

Ha ha ha ha ha, that was good. long day of work, needed that. Seems like an effective solution though......

YYZRWY23



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25137 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4479 times:

An update - the 23 year old pleaded not guilty to grand theft and burglary.

Apparently this was the dude's 2nd flight in the aircraft having flown to PSP earlier in the evening.

Quote:
Man accused of stealing plane arraigned

SAN DIEGO — A 23-year-old man accused of stealing a small plane from Montgomery Field and then flying to Los Angeles International Airport pleaded not guilty Thursday to three felony charges.

Turner is charged with stealing an aircraft, grand theft and burglary. If convicted, he faces a maximum of three years in prison.

Prosecutor David Uyar said during the arraignment in San Diego Superior Court that Turner stole the keys to a Cirrus SR22 at Coast Flight Training and Management at Montgomery Field and took the four-seat plane from a locked and fenced area on Feb. 19. He flew it to Palm Springs, where he refueled and then headed toward LAX.

Full story:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...cused-of-stealing-plane-arraigned/

I guess the guy does not have many friends either as he is still in jail unable to make his $75,000 bail.



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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 45
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 4):
I think I speak for everyone when I say....moron.

Actually I think you're being too kind!  


User currently offlineDaysleeper From UK - England, joined Dec 2009, 841 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4305 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 10):

I guess the guy does not have many friends either as he is still in jail unable to make his $75,000 bail.

If your friends can raise $75,000 in a day or so, then you need to introduce me  


User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

Quoting Daysleeper (Reply 12):
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 10):

I guess the guy does not have many friends either as he is still in jail unable to make his $75,000 bail.

If your friends can raise $75,000 in a day or so, then you need to introduce me

Well I wouldn't believe that they'd have to raise it all but just 10 percent or $7500. Now I don't get the going to LAX thing if he was over PSP and headed west, he could have easily landed at PSP or ONT and both have active emergency crews that could have helped him but I am going to have to call up some of my friends at SCT and see if they were there at that time.

FX1816


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25137 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

Quoting Daysleeper (Reply 12):
If your friends can raise $75,000 in a day or so, then you need to introduce me

Generally only 10% of the full bail amount needs to be presented. In addition many people use bail bonds firms which basically issue a surety bond on your behalf that promise that you will make your court appearances.
The cost for these is a couple percent, and your surety can also be backed up by collateral such as a home if you dont have the cash.

So yes $75,000 should hardly be a challenge for someone with a family, or a couple friends. Clearly no one was interested enough to help this loser.



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User currently offlineDaysleeper From UK - England, joined Dec 2009, 841 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 14):
Well I wouldn't believe that they'd have to raise it all but just 10 percent or $7500.
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 14):
Generally only 10% of the full bail amount needs to be presented. In addition many people use bail bonds firms which basically issue a surety bond on your behalf that promise that you will make your court appearances.
The cost for these is a couple percent, and your surety can also be backed up by collateral such as a home if you dont have the cash.

So yes $75,000 should hardly be a challenge for someone with a family, or a couple friends. Clearly no one was interested enough to help this loser.

Ahh - Thanks.

I think the whole bail system is different here in the UK. Then again I've only ever had minor scraps with the law, never anything serious enough to be locked up over..... yet  


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