Wed, Sep 12, 2007
Maybe He Just Wanted A Salad
A twin-engine plane was
found in a soybean field Sunday at LaPorte Municipal Airport in
Indiana. The plane, type unreported, was covered in soybeans that
had been chopped up -- and tossed -- by the props.
Investigators told the Associated Press there were few clues
about the incident, which appears to have been an
Whoever moved the aircraft, was apparently unable to negotiate a
curve leading to the runway from the terminal area where it had
been parked, and taxied the plane into the field.
"It has to be somebody who's familiar with planes," said LaPorte
police chief of detectives Dennis Behenna.
It's not immediately known if there was any structural damage to
the aircraft, owned by Delaware-based Longin Consultants, he said.
(FAA records show a Beechcraft King Air C90 registered to a
company by that name -- Ed.)
Five headsets were also reported missing from the aircraft,
Behenna said. Each had a value of about $1,000.
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