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									FAA Finally hands over documents pertaining to the GulfStream Aircraft, Tail Number
N987SA. This aircraft crashed in the Yucatan, Mexico, carrying 6 tons of cocaine
9/24/07. This aircraft was also a "Rendition" aircraft used by the CIA.

Documents 1 http://www.cryptocomb.org/N987SA%20Airworthiness.pdf
Documents 2 http://www.cryptocomb.org/N987SA%20Registration.pdf

Rendition aircraft
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Illegal "rendition flights" of the CIA, as reported by Rzeczpospolita [1]

Rendition aircraft are aircraft used by national governments to move prisoners internationally,
a practice known as rendition, the illegal version of which is referred to as extraordinary
rendition. The aircraft listed in this article have been identified in international news media as
being used for prisoner transports.

          1 N221SG
          2 N313P
          3 N4476S
          4 N44982
              o 4.1 Background
              o 4.2 Registration History
              o 4.3 Disappearance from the FAA's online registry
              o 4.4 Appearance in Fiction
          5 N596GA/N977GA
          6 N85VM/N227SV
          7 N987SA
          8 N900SA
          9 Boeing Jeppesen International Trip Planning
          10 Investigations concerning CIA flights
              o 10.1 Shannon Airport, Ireland
              o 10.2 July 2005 opening of investigations in France
              o 10.3 November 2005 opening of investigations in Spain
              o 10.4 Germany
              o 10.5 2007 Investigations in Portugal
          11 See also
          12 References
              o 12.1 N987SA references
          13 External links

[edit] N221SG
N221SG is a nondescript Learjet 35 with the tail number "N221SG", reported in the media to
possibly be used as a US Department of Defense prisoner transport. The plane is registered to
Path Corporation of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, identified as a CIA front company.[1][2][verification

When the aircraft landed in Copenhagen, Denmark on March 7, 2005, the Danish opposition
party Red-Green Alliance demanded an explanation of the plane's presence.[3][4]

The last flight originated in Istanbul, Turkey on March 7, 2005. Turkish media reported at the
time that individuals of interest to the CIA captured by the country's security services were to be
handed over to the American intelligence agency.[citation needed]

Photo of Learjet (N221SG)
[edit] N313P

Boeing 737-700 of PETS in Frankfurt, Germany on 11 January 2003.

N313P was a Boeing 737 that the Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday, February 6, 2007, flew
from Tashkent to Kabul, Afghanistan on September 21, 2003, and then to Szczytno-Szymany
International Airport in Poland, landing at 9 p.m. "It stayed on the ground for 57 minutes before
taking off for Baneasa Airport in Bucharest, Romania, an airport that, according to the Marty
Report, 'bears all the characteristics of a detainee transfer or drop-off point,'" states author Tom
Hundley on page 14 of the Tribune. The 737 then continued on to Rabat, Morocco, and
Guantanamo Bay, the Marty Report said. In 2004 the plane was used to render LIFG leader
Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima Bouchar to Libya.[5]

"The registered owners of both planes [Boeing 737, N313P, and Gulfstream V, N379P] appear to
be CIA front companies. Previous attempts by the Tribune to contact the owners produced a trail
of non-existent people at unlikely addresses, or law firms that did not want to discuss the nature
of their interest in aviation. Both planes have been involved in rendition cases documented by the
Tribune, other media and EU investigators," states the Chicago daily on page 14.[6]

The N313P registration for a Boeing 737 was subsequently cancelled, and it was reassigned to an
experimental Van's Aircraft RV-7.

The 737 was re-registered as N4476S in ownership of Keeler&Tate Management a company
located in Reno, Nevada. This photo of the aircraft was taken the day after the 2004 terrorist
attack in Madrid.

[edit] N4476S
N4476S (manufacturer's construction number 33010/1037) is a plain white 737-7BC[7] Boeing
Business Jet (BBJ) with the tail number "N4476S", owned by Keeler & Tate Management and is
reported by news media to be used as a US Department of Defense prisoner transport.[8] It is also
known as the "Guantánamo Bay Express".[citation needed] The aircraft was previously registered
N313P, and owned by Premier Executive Transport Services.

[edit] N44982
The Gulfstream V executive jet with manufacturer serial number 581, changed registrations
several times to avoid detection. Among the collection of former registrations are tail numbers
N44982 N8068V, N379P, N581GA). The aircraft has been reported in several press sources as a
U.S. Department of Defense prisoner transport, also known as "Guantánamo Bay Express". The
craft has been reported to being used to transport suspected terrorists to undisclosed locations for
either extraordinary rendition or into the CIA prison system. It has been the subject of criminal
complaints[9] and parliamentary inquiries.[10]

According to an in-depth investigation into the worldwide network of detention and interrogation
facilities employed in the War on Terror, by the British Guardian newspaper, (March 2005):[11]

      We were able to chart the toing and froing of the private executive jet used at [an
      abduction in Sweden] partly through the observations of plane-spotters posted on the
      web and partly through a senior source in the Pakistan Inter Services Intelligence
      agency (ISI). It was a Gulfstream V Turbo, tailfin number N379P; its flight plans
      always began at an airstrip in Smithfield, North Carolina, and ended in some of the
      world's hot spots. It was owned by Premier Executive Transport Services,
      incorporated in Delaware, a brass plaque company with nonexistent directors, hired
      by American agents to revive an old CIA tactic from the 1970s, when agency men
      had kidnapped South American criminals and flown them back to their own countries
      to face trial so that justice could be rendered. Now "rendering" was being used by
      the Bush administration to evade justice.

      Robert Baer, a CIA case officer in the Middle East until 1997, told us how it works.
      "We pick up a suspect or we arrange for one of our partner countries to do it. Then
      the suspect is placed on civilian transport to a third country where, let's make no
      bones about it, they use torture. If you want a good interrogation, you send someone
      to Jordan. If you want them to be killed, you send them to Egypt or Syria. Either way,
      the U.S. cannot be blamed as it is not doing the heavy work."                              ”
[edit] Background

The first media mention of N379P was six weeks after September 11, 2001, when, according to
the Chicago Tribune, a Pakistani newspaper reported that a student at the University of Karachi
and a citizen of Yemen, had been seen being forced onto the plane at Jinnah International Airport
by Pakistani security officers on the morning of October 23, 2001.[12] The Chicago Tribune
reported on the aircraft again on February 6, 2007, stating that N379P departed Washington
Dulles International Airport July 27, 2003, and flew to Frankfurt, Germany according to FAA
records. The FAA then records the Gulfstream taking off from Tashkent, Uzbekistan on July 31,
2003, bound for Glasgow, Scotland, and then return to Dulles. The Tribune then states that
Polish aviation records indicate that N379P landed at Szczytno-Szymany International Airport, a
remote airfield at Szymany, Poland, at 2:58 a.m. on July 30, 2003 after a flight from
Afghanistan. How the aircraft moved from Frankfurt to Tashkent remains unreported.[6] The
Szymany airport is located southwest of the Stare Kiejkuty intelligence base in northern Poland.
The executive jet with the tail number N379P was again brought to public attention by Swedish
TV4's documentary, Det brutna löftet ("The broken promise"), aired May 17, 2004. The
documentary claimed that the expulsion of two men, Ahmed Agiza and Muhammad al-Zery -
ordered by the Cabinet - to Egypt on December 18, 2001 was carried out by hooded U.S. agents.
The plane booked by the Swedish Security Police (SÄPO) was cancelled when another plane
arrived - N379P - a Gulfstream V executive jet supplied by the firm (Premier Executive
Transport Services, Inc.) which works exclusively for the U.S. Defense Department.[13]

Agiza and al-Zery were arrested and brought to Bromma airport in Stockholm where Swedish
police handed them over to hooded operatives. The two prisoners had their clothes cut from their
bodies by scissors, without their hand- and footcuffs being loosened. The naked and chained
prisoners were given suppository of unknown kind inserted into their anus, and diapers were put
on them. They were forcibly dressed in dark overalls. Their hands and feet are chained to a
specially designed harness. On the plane, both men are blindfolded and hooded. The plane took
off at 21.49 and set course towards Egypt.

Later on, when the Gulfstream's log books came into a journalist's hands, the wider scope
became clear:[14]

     Analysis of the plane's flight plans, covering more than two years, shows that it
     always departs from Washington DC. It has flown to 49 destinations outside
     America, including the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba and other U.S.
     military bases, as well as Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Morocco, Afghanistan, Libya and

     Witnesses have claimed that the suspects are frequently bound, gagged and sedated
     before being put on board the planes, which do not have special facilities for
     prisoners but are kitted out with tables for meetings and screens for presentations and
     in-flight films."                                                                         ”
[edit] Registration History

Originally N581GA, it became N379P in 2000 when it was acquired by Premier Executive
Transport Services. In December 2003, it became N8068V. On December 1, 2004 it was
reregistered N44982, and ownership was transferred to Bayard Foreign Marketing, an apparent
shell company registered in Portland, Oregon. Its registration was changed once more on January
20, 2006 as N126CH to XXXXX, 2930 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137-4122. It was sold and
reregistered to Wilmington Trust Company, 1100 N Market St, Wilmington, Delaware on
August 18, 2006.[15] The Aircraft was reregistered to VH-CCC and is now owned by Crown
Melbourne Ltd, Australia where it is now used as a 'high roller' transport for Crown Casino.

[edit] Disappearance from the FAA's online registry

In January 2006, N44982 was re-registered as N126CH under N126CH Inc.[16] Sometime in late
2006, the records for N44982 and N4476S seem to have disappeared from the FAA's registration
database. In August 2006, the plane was again transferred to VH-CCC under Wilmington Trust
Co Trustee.[17] It is now under the ownership of Crown Melbourne Limited, to transport high
rollers to their casino in Melbourne, Australia.[18][19]

[edit] Appearance in Fiction

N379P appears in the episode "Hundrede dage" of the Danish TV series Borgen which focuses
on the problems for the Danish prime-minister caused by the revelation of rendition flights
landing at Thule.

[edit] N596GA/N977GA
Another Gulfstream V, N596GA, manufacturers serial number 596, has also been mentioned in
print as a possible transport for the CIA program of extraordinary rendition. Author Dave Willis
wrote in Air Forces Monthly in May 2008 that this airframe, ordered in 1999 by the United
States Air Force as a C-37A, serial 99-0405, was rolled out as N596GA but only briefly took up
its military serial before reverting to the civil registration, issued on September 20, 2001, nine
days after the 9-11 attacks. It was registered to National Aircraft Leasing of Greenville, New
Castle County in Delaware, "and is believed to have been used by the Justice Prisoner and Alien
Transportation Systems (JPATS), managed by the U.S. Marshals Service. JPATS is responsible
for moving prisoners and non-US citizen criminals around and has its own fleet of aircraft, as
well as frequently leasing others. N596GA is also said to have been used in the CIA's
programme of extraordinary rendition against terrorist subjects."[20]

The author also mentions N379P, of Premiere Executive Transport Services, (later N8068V and
N44982), and its alleged use in rendition missions.

As of at least June 24, 2011, this Gulfstream V, c/n 596, flies as N977GA, registered to the
United States Department of Justice. On the aforementioned date, this aircraft was dispatched to
California to retrieve fugitive New England crime boss "Jimmy" Bulger and his girlfriend
Catherine Greig, transporting them to Boston's Logan International Airport.

[edit] N85VM/N227SV
N85VM is a white Gulfstream IV jet aircraft with the tail number "N85VM", reported in the
media as possibly being used as a US Department of Defense or CIA prisoner transport.[21] The
plane, owned by one of the partners of the Boston Red Sox, was seen in Cairo on February 18,
2003, wearing the team's logos.[22][23] Because of the timing of the aircraft's arrival and departure,
it was linked by the media as possibly the aircraft used to render Abu Omar, who had been
captured in Italy and taken to Cairo where he was imprisoned by the Egyptians[22]

Between June, 2002 and January 2005, the aircraft made 51 trips to Guantánamo Bay, as well as
82 visits to Dulles International Airport and Andrews Air Force Base. It also visited U.S. air
bases at Ramstein and Rhein-Main in Germany, Afghanistan, Morocco, Dubai, Jordan, Italy,
Japan, Switzerland, Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic.[22]
The aircraft was subsequently re-registered N227SV, with ownership being Assembly Point
Aviation, which offers the aircraft for charter.[22]

[edit] N987SA
On September 24, 2007, Gulfstream II, N987SA , c/n 172, crashed in the Yucatan, Mexico,
carrying 6 tons of cocaine.[24][25] The business jet was registered to Donna Blue Aircraft Inc, and
acquired with money of the trust of the company Powell Aircraft and was piloted by Omar
Alfredo Jácome of the Valley the Piolo and Edic Muñoz Sanchez.[26]

The Gulfstream with tail number N987SA has been involved in the transport of extraordinary
rendition victims to Guantanamo Bay. Logs also show that the plane flew twice between
Washington, D.C. and Guantanamo and once between Oxford, Connecticut and Guantanamo.
The American flights would have been CIA and Pentagon interrogators being ferried to
interrogations at Guantanamo. At the time of the Guantanamo flights, the plane was managed by
Air Rutter International, a California-based air charter service. It was then sold on August 30 to
Donna Blue Aircraft, owned by two Brazilians and sold on to two Americans, Clyde O'Connor
and Greg Smith on September 16. references below, and was later acquired with money from the trust
company Powell Aircraft Title in the United States by the drug trafficker Pedro Antonio
Bermúdez Suaza aka "the architect".[26] It departed Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on
September 18 for Cancun, Mexico, then onto Colombia to pick up the drugs from the FARC
before returning to Mexico. When they were within minutes of landing in Cancun following the
bribes routine, "The Architect" called the pilots and Edic Munoz answered. Pressed, Bermudez
demanded Suaza not land in Cancun and to try the Manzanillo airport but there was an
unexpected change and the authorities were already waiting to arrest them there. They where
forced to crash land near the town on Tixkobob after being chased. "The aircraft had been
orbiting over the town for almost two hours prior to the crash, although Mexican military aircraft
had already been tracking it since it first entered Mexican air space. Soldiers recovered 132 bags
containing 6.3 tons of cocaine from the aircraft wreckage. The injured pilot,Omar Alfredo
Jácome del Valle aka "el Piolo" and the co-pilot Edic Munoz Sanchez., where found and arrested
the next day."[27][28]

One week later the commander of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) in cancun
was found shot dead after being kidnapped from a soccer match, he had refused in the Cancun
airport, the landing of the Grumman aircraft loaded with 6.3 tons of cocaine, which then
collapsed in Tixcocob, Yucatán in September 2007.[24][29]

[edit] N900SA
A McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 aircraft with the former tail number N900SA (c/n 45775) was
involved in drug smuggling and was caught with 5.5 tons of cocaine onboard after landing in
Mexico on April 10, 2006. On April 13, 2006, the aircraft was deregistered and sold to an
unknown customer in Venezuela. In December 2006, Mexican Newspaper Reforma reported the
previously seized aircraft was being operated by the Procuraduría General de la República (PGR)
to transport prisoners with extradition charges to the USA under Daniel Cabeza de Vaca and was
based in Mexico City [30][31] as XC-LJZ.[32]

[edit] Boeing Jeppesen International Trip Planning
On October 23, 2006, the New Yorker claimed that Jeppesen International Trip Planning, a
subsidiary of Boeing, handled the logistical planning for the CIA's extraordinary rendition
flights. The allegation is based on information from an ex-employee who quoted Bob Overby,
managing director of the company as saying "We do all of the extraordinary rendition flights—
you know, the torture flights. Let's face it, some of these flights end up that way." The article
went on to suggest that this may make Jeppesen a potential defendant in a law suit by Khaled El-

[edit] Investigations concerning CIA flights
Apart of investigations concerning the extraordinary rendition program (see in particular the
European Parliament February 2007 report, which concluded that the CIA had operated 1,245
flights on European territory[34]), several European countries have opened specific investigations
concerning CIA flights.

[edit] Shannon Airport, Ireland

The government of the Republic of Ireland has come under internal and external pressure to
inspect aircraft at Shannon Airport to investigate whether or not they contain extraordinary
rendition captives.[35][36]

[edit] July 2005 opening of investigations in France

The French attorney general of Bobigny opened up an instruction in order "to verify the presence
in Le Bourget Airport, on July 20, 2005, of the plane numbered N50BH." This instruction was
opened following a complaint deposed in December 2005 by the Ligue des droits de l'homme
(LDH) NGO ("Human Rights League") and the International Federation of Human Rights
Leagues (FIDH) NGO on charges of "arbitrary detention", "crime of torture" and "non-respect of
the rights of war prisoners". It has as objective to determine if the plane was used to transport
CIA prisoners to Guantanamo Bay detainment camp and if the French authorities had knowledge
of this stop. However, the lawyer defending the LDH declared that he was surprised that the
instruction was only opened on January 20, 2006, and that no verifications had been done before.
On December 2, 2005, conservative newspaper Le Figaro had revealed the existence of two CIA
planes that had landed in France, suspected of transporting CIA prisoners. But the instruction
concerned only N50BH, which was a Gulfstream III, which would have landed at Le Bourget on
July 20, 2005, coming from Oslo, Norway. The other suspected aircraft would have landed in
Brest on March 31, 2002. It is investigated by the Canadian authorities, as it would have been
flying from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, via Keflavík in Iceland before
going to Turkey.[37]
[edit] November 2005 opening of investigations in Spain

In November 2005, Spanish newspaper El País reported that CIA planes had landed in the
Canary Islands and in Palma de Mallorca. An attorney opened up an investigation concerning
these landings which, according to Madrid, were made without official knowledge, thus being a
breach of national sovereignty.[38][39][40]

[edit] Germany

Business daily Handelsblatt reported November 24, 2005, that the CIA still uses an American
military base in Germany to transport terrorism suspects without informing the German
government. The Berliner Zeitung reported the following day there was documentation of 85
takeoffs and landings by planes with a "high probability" of being operated by the CIA, at
Ramstein, the Rhein-Main Air Base and others. The newspaper cited experts and "plane-
spotters" who observed the planes as responsible for the tally.[41]

[edit] 2007 Investigations in Portugal

Portugal opened up an investigation concerning CIA flights in February 2007, on the basics of
declarations by Socialist MEP Ana Gomes and by Rui Costa Pinto, journalist of Visão review.
The Portuguese general prosecutor, Cândida Almeida, head of the Central Investigation and
Penal Action Department (DCIAP), announced the opening of investigations on February 5,
2007. They will be centered on the issue of "torture or inhuman and cruel treatment," and
instigated by allegations of "illegal activities and serious human rights violations" made by MEP
Ana Gomes to the attorney general, Pinto Monteiro, on January 26, 2007.[42]

One of the most critic voice against the scarce collaboration provided by the Portuguese
government to the European Parliament Commission which investigated CIA flights, Ana
Gomes declared that, although she had no doubt that permission of these illegal flights were
frequent during Durão Barroso (2002–2004) and Santana Lopes (2004–2005)' governments,
"during the [Socialist] government of José Sócrates [2005-], 24 flights which passed through
Portuguese territory" are registered.[43] Active in the TDIP commission, Ana Gomes complained
about the Portuguese state's reluctance to provide information, leading her to tensions with the
Foreign minister, Luís Amado, member of the same party. Ana Gomes declared herself satisfied
with the opening of the investigations, but underlined that she had always claimed that a
parliamentary inquiry would be necessary.[42]

On the other hand, journalist Rui Costa Pinto was heard by the DCIAP, as he had written an
article, refused by Visão, about flights passing by Lajes Field, a Portuguese airbase used by the
US Air Force, in the Azores.[42]

Approximately 150 CIA flights which have flown through Portugal have been identified.[44] 94
percent of the Guantanamo captives are reported to have been carried on planes that landed in
[edit] See also
        Aero Contractors (US)
        Extraordinary rendition
        Extraordinary Rendition (film)
        Rendition (film)
        Rendition (law)
        Tepper Aviation
        CIA drug trafficking
        2006 Mexico DC-9 drug bust

[edit] References
  1.    ^ N221SG FAA registration record
  2.    ^ Indymedia UK
  3.    ^ "New CIA torture flights row", The Copenhagen Post, March 11, 2005
  4.    ^ (Danish) Secret Flight Lands in Denmark TV2 Nyhederne October 29, 2005
  5.    ^ Ian Cobain (8 April 2012). "Special report: Rendition ordeal that raises new questions about secret trials".
        The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/08/special-report-britain-rendition-libya.
  6.    ^ a b Hundley, Tom, "Remote Polish airstrip holds clues to secret CIA flights", Chicago Tribune, Tuesday,
        February 6, 2007, Volume 160, Number 37, page 1, 14.
  7.    ^ Airliner serial number database
  8.    ^ Grey, Stephen, "Details of US 'torture by proxy flights' emerge", The Times, archived by
  9.    ^ [www.statewatch.org/cia/documents/complaint-Tim-Hourigan-US-aircraft-Shannon.pdf "Criminal
        Complaint", Statewatch]
  10.   ^ "Parliamentary Debates (Official Report - Unrevised)", Irish Government Joint Committee on Foreign
        Affairs, December 20, 2005
  11.   ^ "One Huge US Jail", The Guardian, March 19, 2005
  12.   ^ "Who is Leonard T. Bayard?" quotes the Chicago Tribune
  13.   ^ Washington Post report
  14.   ^ Not In Our Name.net
  15.   ^ FAA registration record
  16.   ^ "Aircraft Registration Database Lookup". airframes.org. http://www.airframes.org/reg/n126ch. Retrieved
  17.   ^ "Aircraft Registration Database Lookup". airframes.org. http://www.airframes.org/reg/vhccc. Retrieved
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        http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=VH-CCC. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
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        January 2009. http://www.casa.gov.au/rules/miscinst/2009/CASA08.pdf. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
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  21.   ^ Edes, Gordon, "CIA uses jet, Red Sox partner confirms", The Boston Globe, March 21, 2005
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        Lincs, UK, Number 236, November 2007, page 14.
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   29.   ^ http://noticiascancun.blogspot.com.ar/2009/03/identifican-uno-de-los-verdugos-de.html
   30.   ^ Y estrenan avión... decomisado Abel Barajas. Reforma. Mexico City: Dec 24, 2006. pg. 1
   31.   ^ Utilizan avión incautado Palabra. Saltillo, Mexico: Apr 11, 2007. pg. 16
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         Mundo. November 18, 2005. http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2005/11/18/espana/1132315880.html.
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         February 5–6, 2007 (available here) (English)
   43.   ^ Portugal/CIA.- La Fiscalía General abre una investigación sobre los supuestos vuelos ilegales de la CIA
         en Portugal, Europa Press, February 5, 2007 (Spanish)
   44.   ^ Details about CIA flights requested to Portuguese government by MEP Ana Gomes. See "Portugal:
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         yRenderedtoGuantanamoBaywiththeHel.pdf?fileId=1302118. Retrieved 2008-07-29. "Reprieve can now
         conclusively show that Portuguese territory and airspace has been used to transfer over 700 prisoners to
         torture and illegal imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay." mirror

[edit] N987SA references

         Cocaine planes make a "Bogotá Connection" by Bill Conroy, NarcoNews. April 11,
         New Document Provides Further Evidence That Owner of Crashed Cocaine Jet Was a
         U.S. Government Operative by Bill Conroy, Narco News Bulletin. December 1, 2007.
         Who owned drug plane that crashed in Mexico Jay Root and Kevin G. Hall McClatchy
         September 27, 2007
         Was Crashed Gulfstream II Drug Plane Owned By CIA? Aero-News.net. 12 Oct 2007.
         Jet linked to CIA crashes in Yucatan with drug shipment aboard by Jean-Guy Allard,
         Granma International. October 5, 2007.
         Dogging a High-Flying Bird By Bob Norman, Broward Palm Beach New Times. October
         11, 2007.
[edit] External links
    Photos of N4476S/N313P
    N8068V FAA
    N44982 FAA
    U.S. accused of 'torture flights' (Times Online)
    Gulfstream N379P becomes N8068V (Intellectual Captital Group)
    No landing permission needed for U.S. military jet (archives.tcm.ie)
    Guantanámo Bay Express uses Shannon Airport (Indymedia)
    Aircraft used for al-Qaeda suspects landed at Shannon (.sbpost)
    Expulsions carried out by U.S. agents (Statewatch)
    A Scandal in Sweden (Zmag)
    Information Clearing House
    04 December 27 Washington Post article
    CBS: CIA Flying Suspects To Torture?
    CIA sends terror suspects abroad for interrogation (CNN)
    CIA secretly jets suspects overseas for interrogation (AFP)
    Below the Radar: CIA Rendition Flights (Amnesty International)
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