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CIA Torture Flights – Via Brno?

In Law, World on March 16, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , ,

Related story: CIA Torture Flights – Via Bratislava? [several posts down]

Small Beechcraft 350 aircraft operating for CIA allegedly as a so-called torture flight landed in my home town of Brno last Thursday, the Lidove noviny daily newspaper wrote, citing Agence France-Presse. The aircraft under the registration N4466A only made service landing, there was no passenger or luggage movement.

The plane refueled and departed for Sola Airport in Norway [NEWS.AU article in English that follows the Norway trail]. The Brno airport authorities refused to comment on individual flights, arguing the aircraft was handled according to general aviation rules.

Aha, so if somebody decides to kidnap their victim and bring them across the border and the hostage is believed to be on a particular plane, the airport is going to clear it for takeoff? Once there is a suspicious aircraft sitting on the tarmac, there should be some legal measures to check it. Next time there is a U.S.-registered plane here, somebody should just call the cops and express their concern that crime is being committed on the plane. And the foreign ministry should do some head scratching… Although possibly legal, this practice has more cons than pros…

The owner of the company was repeatedly claimed to have had ownership ties to CIA. If you google the registration number there are some EU Parliament reports in PDF format that do list this aircraft as, well, questionable…

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