User avatar
Buyantukhaa
Topic Author
Posts: 2304
Joined: Thu May 13, 2004 5:33 am

2 MiGs 17 Removed From Dutch Shed

Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:37 am

Police removed a MiG 17 from a Dutch shed, after another plane had already been removed in January.
According to the police, the man had violated laws on possession of weapons, as the guns were still on the plane. However, according to the Dutch owner, the Polish government (who had sold him the planes) had stated that the guns were no longer operational. The ejection seat was still working, meaning he also violated the law on explosives.

The man said he had bought the planes to show how easy it is to import weapons.

The man will receive the planes back after dismantling.



http://www.nu.nl/news/686487/122/Pol..._vliegtuig_uit_Drentse_schuur.html
I scratch my head, therefore I am.
 
AirRyan
Posts: 2399
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:57 am

RE: 2 MiGs 17 Removed From Dutch Shed

Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:38 am

Wow, what a bunch of socialistic, bureacratic hypocrisy! The aircraft should be in a museum somewhere but still, what a waste of taxpayers monies in the "enforcement of the laws" over such a farce!
 
JakeOrion
Posts: 1090
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:13 pm

RE: 2 MiGs 17 Removed From Dutch Shed

Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:56 am

Somebody is obviously bored over there.
Every problem has a simple solution; finding the simple solution is the difficult problem.
 
bennett123
Posts: 7820
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2004 12:49 am

RE: 2 MiGs 17 Removed From Dutch Shed

Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:26 pm

I seem to remember a similar story in Alaska recently.

A company called Security Aviation received a visit from the FBI, (and others) because they had some fully armed L39's.

Personally I am surprised that the aircraft was not disarmed before delivery.
The fact that the ejector seat was still live suggests that continued warbird use was envisaged.

I am sure that L188 will know more about the Security Aviation story.
 
fvtu134
Posts: 141
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:11 pm

RE: 2 MiGs 17 Removed From Dutch Shed

Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:05 pm

Live Ejection seats are part of the aircraft's equipment and are accepted by civil aviation authorities and are even part of the certification process. Some people elect to disarm them (which in my opinion as a pilot is just plain stupid) because of cost issues.
The problem is that some people buy warbirds as backyard toys and some of them may not be disarmed properly, which creates a risk for owners and others around.
There are also a lot of aircraft which retain their armament for Weight&Balance reasons. In those cases the wiring needs to be removed or some other "safeguards" need to be put in place in order to "inop" them.

FVTu134
who decided that a Horizon should be HORIZONtal???

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dfwjim1 and 2 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos