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Alert for stolen crop-dusting aircraft

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PA-25, similar to aircraft stolen in Mexico

The Transportation Security Administration has asked AOPA to alert the general aviation community that a PA-25 Piper Pawnee was stolen from Ejido Queretaro, Mexico (near Mexicali and across the border from El Centro, California). The aircraft is registered in Mexico (XBCYP). TSA sources tell AOPA there is no indication that it has entered the United States.

However, in its security advisory, TSA says that al Qaeda may still be planning to disperse biological or chemical agents from an aerial-application aircraft. Pilots are urged to call the Airport Watch hotline - 866/GA-SECUR[E] - if they notice any suspicious activity.

November 5, 2004

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