CIA Rendition Flights

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  1. This is a nice picture of one of the aircraft heavily used by the CIA in rendition flights. It has flown between the Middle East - UK - South America - USA - Central America.

    Whenever it has landed in UK it has been discretely ignored by Customs and Excise, Immigration and by the Police.


    Funny thing is that it crashed in Mexico in September. The 2 pilots carried out a very professional and successful Escape & Evade and were not caught.

    They left behind 4 tons of cocaine in the wreckage though.

    Status: Preliminary
    Date: 24 SEP 2007
    Type: Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159 Gulfstream II

    Operator: Donna Blue Aircraft Inc.

    Registration: N987SA
    C/n / msn: 172
    First flight: 1975
    Engines: 2 Rolls Royce 511 Spey
    Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
    Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
    Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
    Airplane damage: Destroyed
    Location: 2 km (1.3 mls) from Tixkokob (Mexico)

    Phase: Landing
    Nature: Illegal Flight
    Departure airport: ?
    Destination airport: Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN), Mexico

    The Gulfstram bizjet was circling the Mexican town of Tixkokob. When being chased by Mexican military helicopters, the crew carried out a crash-landing. No bodies were found in the wreckage, but soldiers found 132 bags containing about 3.6 tons (3.3 metric tons) of cocaine.

  2. There is a site somewhere by a Mallorcan guy detailing the rendition flights that passed through PMI airport.
    It is a complete dossier and was used by the Spanish government when they complained to the U.S. authorities.
    In Spain this is all very much an active subject and not likely to be brushed under any CIA carpet in the near future.
    I note the engines as RR Speys; beats me how you can be secretive with those monsters giving you a push, they could be heard on the moon.
    I'm sure my hearing is still damage from working around BAC1-11's way back yonder.
  3. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    How can that be? they told us this hasn't happened....are you suggesting someone lied to us????

    Britain did not allow the CIA to use its airports to take terrorist suspects out of Europe for torture, according to an inquiry.

    The Association of Chief Police Officers says it examined claims flights chartered by the Central Intelligence Agency had landed in the UK before spiriting away terror suspects.

    It seems to contradict a report by human rights watchdog the Council of Europe that said a secret agreement allowed the US to hold detainees in Europe.

    Acpo said: "There was no evidence that UK airports were used to transport people by the CIA for torture in other countries."

    Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, last night accused Acpo of "spin" and questioned whether there had in fact been any investigation.

    She said the group had received a letter from Chief Constable Mike Todd on behalf of Acpo on Friday "refusing" to investigate.

    The allegations first emerged in September 2005 in The Guardian newspaper.

    It claimed airports at Biggin Hill, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brize Norton, Farnborough, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, RAF Mildenhall, Northolt and Stansted had allowed CIA or CIA-chartered jets to land temporarily.

    Liberty wrote to several chief constables asking them to seek assurances from the US that it was not using UK airports to transport suspects to countries that torture.
  4. Countries like the U.S?
  5. Easy, first there are loads of other noisy jets, second you develop a sense of selective hearing. Sorted.

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