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Passenger Steals $238,000 From Air Antilies Flight  
User currently offlineCush From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 226 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8199 times:

I think this is just an incredible story.... How did the passenger know that this large bulk of money would be on the flight? It seems a bit like an Oceans 11 story...

http://1iny.com/69025/


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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7800 times:

Quoting Cush (Thread starter):
I think this is just an incredible story.... How did the passenger know that this large bulk of money would be on the flight? It seems a bit like an Oceans 11 story...

He did his homework. I'm pretty sure the transfer of cash of the flights is a regular thing.



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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8286 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7758 times:
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That is what the airline gets for no using an armored courier.

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7758 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 2):
That is what the airline gets for no using an armored courier.

Did you read the article?



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6530 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7575 times:

It's Air Antilles. And of course, the money was in euros, 172 000 € to be precise. The man has been identified, I hope his plan included a boat because Saint Martin is not big !


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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8286 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7476 times:
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Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 3):
Did you read the article?

I did, a Brinks employee on a turboprop between 2 Caribean islands is not my idea of "secure" for that quantity of money. Why wasn't the money deposited in an Antilles bank.


User currently offlineusair330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6919 times:

      He deserves to keep it just for being able to get it.      

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6816 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 5):
I did, a Brinks employee on a turboprop between 2 Caribean islands is not my idea of "secure" for that quantity of money. Why wasn't the money deposited in an Antilles bank.

??? You said

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 2):
That is what the airline gets for no using an armored courier.

They did use an armored courier. Money is transfered on airplanes all the time.

I'm not a banker but there are a slew of reasons why hard cash is handled the way it is. Why is money transfered to and from banks on a daily basis? You have to have paper to give to people you know. The money was most likely flown in from somewhere and being transfered back to SXM for whatever reason. To be destroyed for all we know.



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User currently offlineCush From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6565 times:

I think this is one of the greatest heists of 2011. I know it wasn't some huge multi million dollar figure, but the overall scheme and execution was impressive. Just my two cents.


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User currently onlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6086 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 5):

I did, a Brinks employee on a turboprop between 2 Caribean islands is not my idea of "secure" for that quantity of money. Why wasn't the money deposited in an Antilles bank.

Many flights around the world carry cash. The reason is that there is an excess of cash at a certain point, and thus goes back to either the head office of a bank or central bank. There is no point in having a lot of cash in a bank when tthat bank doesn't need it.

Furthermore, though not applicable here, some countries let their money printed abroad. Their money therefore must be transported to that country (and by air is the safest way)


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1808 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5952 times:

Damn! Thats a shitload of money, pun and all!


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User currently offlineskygirl1990 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2010, 123 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

I think there may have already been another thread regarding this... (please correct me if I am wrong!)  


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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1199 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4565 times:
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Quoting skygirl1990 (Reply 11):
I think there may have already been another thread regarding this... (please correct me if I am wrong!)

I think you are right, but it seems to be lost.

Scooter01



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User currently offlinebobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6449 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 2):
That is what the airline gets for no using an armored courier

Is the armored courier then supposed to use the underwater highway between the two islands?


User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 5):
I did, a Brinks employee on a turboprop between 2 Caribean islands is not my idea of "secure" for that quantity of money. Why wasn't the money deposited in an Antilles bank.

I worked a Delta Flight carrying cash once... only certain of the ground staff were allowed to be in that bin (those with a certain security classification) and the person accompanying the shipment was on the ramp and watching the entire time it was being unloaded.

You might not think it's high security, but it's just as secure as that Armored Car is when it pulls up to the bank and opens up to start loading/unloading.



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User currently onlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 2):
That is what the airline gets for no using an armored courier.

Given the fact that guns and any other weapon are not allowed on board, how would you "arm" a courier while escorting very valuable stuff? Nobody on board should have a weapon, thus arming a courier is not necessary. However, what is necessary is that onlt few people know what's on board


User currently offlineSMFAviatrix From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Quoting LJ (Reply 15):
Given the fact that guns and any other weapon are not allowed on board, how would you "arm" a courier while escorting very valuable stuff? Nobody on board should have a weapon, thus arming a courier is not necessary. However, what is necessary is that onlt few people know what's on board

For regular passengers. Law enforcement can carry guns, maybe this courier had clearance and was armed.


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3191 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

So as of March 4th is he still free with the money?


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User currently offlineCush From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

I have been searching since I posted this story and cannot find anything referencing him being caught so I assume the guy is still free.


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User currently offlineanshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

What's the layout of a an ATR-42. I've had a couple of flights on one and as far as I remember, the baggage hold is in the front while the toilet is at the back? I recall the baggage hold being in between the passenger cabin and the flight deck while the toilet was an extremely cramped place right at the back of the plane. Can anybody confirm this?

User currently offlineHighflier92660 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 673 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1891 times:

What should be emphasized is that this theft occurred on a flight to L 'Esperance airport on the northern (French) side of the island. Anyone who has flown out of there can attest of the relaxed atmosphere at this small, somewhat lesser known airfield on St. Martin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L'Esperance_Airport

Note: Be on the lookout for a guy with a really small waist.  


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