Belgian Police Detain Irish Aircraft

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Post by fast oiseau » Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:21 pm

What reputation?

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Post by bean_ian » Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:42 pm

:lol: :lol:

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Post by 101654.1212 » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:17 pm

it mentions in the press that the f/o was done for drug offences in the late 90's.

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Post by mini » Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:23 am

I get the feeling that there's more to come on this one...

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Post by buzz » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:25 am

I go off on a short holiday away from all news and this happens :? Anyone know names? It will come out in court anyway. Initials even. I've got to suspect that the Captain knew nothing as he must be the normal pilot for Mansfield's aircraft. The 'assistant' must be the one with drug conviction.

I have a horrible feeling I know everyone involved.

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Post by Lambada Crazy » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:07 am

Cosmic, i think there is a loop hole in that system that the sharholders can be chartered around the the world and the general public also, the only thing they have to do is be a shareholder, and it is quiet legal as far as i know. You therefore dont need a AOC to operate, I certainly know more than one company of which they operate like this.
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Post by mark » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:04 am

No names please.....
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Post by C152 » Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:39 am

The name I mentioned was charged yesterday with importing drugs into Ireland and his name has been printed in newspapers all weekend.

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Post by Cosmic » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:41 am

Lambda, Yes that was what I was reffering to. I don't think a loophole is the right word for it though.
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Post by Lambada Crazy » Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:46 pm

Sorry cosmic, i misread your post.
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Post by buzz » Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:22 pm

Well I found out the names anyway. As it happens I know of the guys well. No way was he involved.
In any case according to a post on PPRuNe they are on their way home tonight sans aeroplane, cleared one assumes.
I wonder how long it will be for Mansfield to get his ride back :twisted:

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Post by c nimbus » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:16 am

It doesnt look good for the pilots according to this article in yesterdays Sunday Times :? :?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0, ... 15816.html

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Post by mini » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:12 am

Does anyone know the status of these guys now? were they released (as per Buzz's post) or are they still being held (as per c nimbus post implies) ?

Getting tied up with the Judiciary on the Continent can involve being held for ages...

(don't get caught doing 126MPH on a Belgian road)

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Post by Cosmic » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:47 pm

I read an article that the two Pilots have been bailed and returned home on a commercial flight, i.e the aircraft was impounded for a further time, the aircraft has now been returned according to an article a few days later.

I also read that the Belgian Magistrate is happy that the Pilots did not have any idea, or involvement with the Drug Trafficking.

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Post by C152 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:10 pm

According to an interview in the Sunday Business Post with Jim Mansfield both pilots returned with the aircraft last week and no charges will be filed

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