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Old 14th May 2005, 09:56
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Talking 727 stolen in Angola thread stolen on PPRuNe

Oh yes, a very detailed and accurate post was here and mysteriously went away
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Old 14th May 2005, 12:30
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Ok, before the conspiracy theorists get all orgasmic, you may want to understand that whoever makes a post also has the ability to edit or delete it. So, whilst all the conspiracy theorists will no doubt call me a liar, I am fairly sure that no moderator has removed the post and thus, the only conclusion I can come to is that whoever made the post in the first place decided to remove it.

Sorry to disappoint you. You can put those tissues away now.
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Old 14th May 2005, 12:40
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Danny, i bet you're one of those people that's trying to convince us that lee harvey oswald shot JFK.
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Old 15th May 2005, 13:58
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the disappearing post on the plane that disappeared

The author of the vanished post claimed to have only recently found and read the thread on the missing 727, and stated that he had previously ferried airplanes to Africa. Presumably this both established his bona fides, and explained why he was so late in discoursing om a very long and quite old thread.

He then wrote comprehensively and with what seemed to be great (first hand?) knowledge on the whereabouts of several former AA 727's that were bought by operators in the Dark Continent. The detail was so specific, definitive, and dispositive that it would seem either he had access to logbooks, and/or unpublished government summaries of certain aircraft movements, or he fictionalized some of his data for some reason.

I personally think the former, and I sense the author may subsequently have thought he said too much, or revealed some things that are not otherwise publicly available.

Too bad, because it now only adds to the mystery.
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Old 8th Jun 2005, 12:43
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Disappearing Post

That's really too bad.

Hunting that airplane has been a hobby of mine for the last two years, and I could really use some insider perspective.

If the person who posted the disappearing post reads this, I would greatly appreciate it if you would check out my weblog for "what I know" about the case, and email me if you have anything to offer...

Found here:

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Old 13th Sep 2005, 13:42
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Has the 'truth' come out on this incident yet? Who nicked it, for what reason etc?

Just curious
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Old 13th Sep 2005, 13:57
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...... and the CIA are seeking a pilot with gonads the size of watermellons!!!
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Old 13th Sep 2005, 15:02
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I wish I could squeeze about 10 grand USD out of him too. Haven't heard anything about him for a couple of years now. He really know's how to stay below the radar.
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Old 13th Sep 2005, 15:12
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V1 and fesmokie, last I heard (about a year ago, maybe a bit more) KI was in JHB.......shouldnt be too hard to find?
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Old 13th Sep 2005, 20:10
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Tales from the Dark Continent...

I was chatting with a friend about the scene in central Africa, when he told me that, supposedly, there was a Trident still being flown around the DRC.

He went on to say that you can see aircraft in that region that have been painted using house-paint and a brush along with the usual bizarre collection of East Bloc junk.

But it looks as if the authorities are finally clamping down on some of this wild stuff after so many crashes. What is it, something like ten this year so far?

Miami used to have its Corrosion Corner, with all sorts of vintage wrecks used to haul freight, but that was 25 years ago. I guess Africa is just now catching up. Well, this sort of thing reads better than it lives, I guess.
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Old 14th Sep 2005, 04:16
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Is the infamous Keith Irwin also known as Alan Irwin?
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Old 21st Sep 2005, 12:20
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V1 and fesmokie....you both haven't been looking very hard, have you? KI is still around and kicking ass.

Try looking here............

The Limpopo provincial government is investing an initial R30m as part of an R80m programme to upgrade the former Air Force Base Pietersburg, now Polokwane International airport.
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Old 21st Sep 2005, 21:22
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Thanks for that, I'm right on it!
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