Thursday, October 18, 2007

Pilot of Crashed Drug Flight: "Don's $2 Million Bought the Plane"

Pilot of Crashed Drug Flight: "Don's $2 Million Bought the Plane"

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WORLD EXCLUSIVEOctober 18, 2007by Daniel Hopsicker
A pilot accused of owning the Gulfstream business jet (N987SA) which broke in two and crash-landed in the Mexican Yucatan carrying nearly 4 tons of cocaine has pointed a finger at a notorious convicted drug smuggler as the true owner of the drug-running airplane, the MadCowMorningNews can report exclusively.
Don Whittington, whose WORLD JET INC at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport was widely reported to have been deeply involved in CIA rendition flights, provided $2 million in cash to purchase the Gulfstream business jet, according to Greg Smith, one of two pilots in Fort Lauderdale Florida who have been accused of owning the plane.
The claim is the only discernible movement in the case to date.
When a bank robber steals a few thousand dollars before holing up with a hostage, does the FBI take three weeks before divulging the name of the suspect? But cases involving politically-connected American drug smugglers, ferrying multi-ton loads of dope worth hundreds of millions of dollars, are treated as matters of the highest national security.
Meaning: don't bother to ask...

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