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Mark in CA
28th May 2018, 09:16
A flight instructor and ground instructor at a flight school in Redding, CA, attempted to kidnap and deport a Chinese student because of his poor English proficiency.

Jonathan McConkey, a pilot and certified flight instructor, is accused of orchestrating the kidnapping with his assistant, Kelsi Hoser, a ground instructor. Both reportedly worked at the IASCO Flight Training school in Redding, Calif.
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The pair’s plan . . .had been to fly him to the Bay Area, then put him on another plane to China.
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McConkey and Hoser were arrested and charged with conspiracy and kidnapping. They were being held on $100,000 bail each as of Friday, according to KRCR News 7, and could not be immediately reached.

A pilot kidnapped a foreign student and tried to deport him to China (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/05/27/a-pilot-kidnapped-a-foreign-student-and-tried-to-deport-him-back-to-china-police-say/?utm_term=.eac5ac47aaed)

28th May 2018, 11:49
Link is bad

28th May 2018, 12:13
Try this one from CNN International: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/28/us/china-flight-student-kidnapping-intl/index.html

28th May 2018, 13:10
I guess the student would not take a hint...... :p

Mark in CA
29th May 2018, 09:13
Link is bad
Oops, sorry. Try now.