Saturday, November 26, 2005
A photograph taken by a Swedish plane enthusiast has confirmed that a Hercules plane which is suspected of having been used by the CIA for prisoner transportation landed at Stockholm's Arlanda airport in May 2003. Now a Europe-wide investigation will be launched into the alleged CIA flights.The plane came from the Helsinki airport, Vanda, on May 16th. According to the Finish paper, Borgåbladet, it is owned by the company Prescott Support, which has been linked to the US government.The Finnish news agency FNB reported that the flight was registered as US embassy freight transport. According to an international agreement, the authorities do not need to provide information about the contents of the cargo.Before Vanda, the plane was in Frankfurt and flight enthusiasts have tracked it in Malaysia, the US, Iceland, Malta and the Azores.Swedish plane spotter Daniel Fall took a picture of the plane at Arlanda on May 17th 2003."This plane was extremely unusual. As far as I know it had never landed in Sweden before," said Fall to TT.Aircraft expert Lars Olausson told TT that this particular Hercules was missing a production number at maker Lockheed for the eleven years up to 1996."That could indicate that the plane was ordered by an American agency," said Olausson.Today the plane is registered with the number N8213G at the Federal Aviation Authority.
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