Mystery Theft Ends In Belly Flop | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 07.20.15

Airborne 07.21.15

Airborne 07.22.15

Airborne 07.23.15

Airborne 07.24.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 07.20.15

Airborne 07.21.15

Airborne 07.22.15

Airborne 07.23.15

Airborne 07.24.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Sat, Feb 12, 2005

Mystery Theft Ends In Belly Flop

Michigan C414 Stolen, Flown 15 Miles South, Lands Gear-Up Overnight

The owner of Meyers-Divers Airport in Tecumseh (MI), Keith Diver, was quite surprised Friday morning when he drove into his airport and found a Cessna 414 twin (file photo, right) lying on the runway, gear-up, door open, and not a soul to be seen.

"The plane was lying in the middle of the airport," Diver told the Daily Telegram. "Its landing gear hadn't been extended and its door was open and no one was around."

Police just as surprised when they got there after Diver called them -- as well as the FAA, after he closed the runway. Now they are trying to find out how the aircraft got that way in the first place.

As it turns out, the aircraft had been stolen the evening of February 3 from Ann Arbor (MI) Airport, just 15 miles NE of Tecumseh. It belongs to Walloon Air LLC, of Ann Arbor, but the business doesn't have a phone number so no one could be contacted to find out what had happened to the aircraft.

One the initial investigation was completed, Irish Hills Crane Service showed up and picked up the plane so it could be moved off the runway.

Diver added that he suspects someone stole the twin for a joyride, but whomever did it must have had some flying experience. "It takes more training and you have to have an endorsement on your license to fly a twin," he said.

FMI: www.faa.gov, www.tsa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne At OSH15 Day 5 Redux: Inhofe's Mission, NextGen GA Fund, New Kitfox

Also: Cicare 8, Switchblade Update, Beringer Alaskan Bush Gear, Jack Pelton Interview - Final E-I-C Note: Regularly Daily Airborne Unlimited Programming will resume this Monday now>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.01.15)

The BD-5 Web Site The official home of the BD-5 network, the purpose of this web site is to provide information about the Bede Aircraft BD-5, an experimental, homebuilt, single-sea>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.01.15): Notice To Airmen (NOTAM)

A notice containing information (not known sufficiently in advance to publicize by other means) concerning the establishment, condition, or change in any component (facility, servi>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.01.15)

"The fairing separation is one of our very first critical events. If it doesn't work as planned, it's probable the mission cannot continue." Source: Mike Hawes, Lockheed Martin Ori>[...]

ANN FAQ: Aero-Twitters Offer Instant Alerts For Breaking News

Say Hello To Aero-Twitter! Twitter is designed to work on a mobile phone as well as on a computer (and can be accessed via your IM clients). All Twitter messages (called "Tweets", >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC