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Mysterious plane landed in Stavanger
The plane of the type Casa CN 235 with registration number N196D, is connected to the american intelligence service.
According to numerous reports during the last years, the plane is said to be involved in the transportation of prisoners suspected of terrorism to and from secret prisons in, among other places, countries in the former east europe.
From the tower in Sola, VG is told that the twoengine turboprp plane came from Split in Croatia, and that it was enroute to the US via Keflavik outside Reykjavik in Island.
-We have no idea who owns the plane, or what mission it was on, says one of the air traffic control leaders in the tower in Stavanger airport (Sola).
Registered owner of the plane is Devold Holding & Leasing Inc in Lexington i North Carolina, USA. This company does not exist according to official registers.
Rense: More CIA Contractors, Prisoner Flights Detailed
Other CIA and private mercenary contractor planes that overflew Denmark (including Greenland) and are suspected of being CIA transports include:
-- a CASA CN235 CT7 (N196D) registered to Devon Holding and Leasing and Steven Express Leasing and seen in Malta Luqa on May 17, 2004.
Name DEVON HOLDING & LEASING INC
Street 129 W CENTER ST
State NORTH CAROLINA
Zip Code 27292-3009
Country UNITED STATES
Serial Number C139
N196D (cn C139) Routed via Halifax-Newfoundland-Keflavik-Edinburgh-Frankfurt-Malta-Amman. This Casa is on its way to Afghanistan together with 2 other Cn235's. Owned by Devon Holding & Leasing Inc.
There is no Devon Holding and Leasing Inc. at 129 W. Center St. in Lexington, N.C. There is no phone listing. The city offices have never heard of it; neither has the Chamber of Commerce.
It is almost certainly a CIA shell company, existing on paper only, and the turboprop was likely carrying a "ghost" prisoner to a country where torture is used during interrogations.
COMPANIES AND AIRCRAFT LINKED TO RENDITION FLIGHTS IN PRESS AND PARLIAMENTARY REPORTS
OWNER/OPERATOR Registration / Number Manufacturer’s / Number Aircraft TYPE
DEVON HOLDING/AEROCONTRACTORS N168D C-135 CASA CN-235-300
DEVON HOLDING/AEROCONTRACTORS N196D C-139 CASA CN-235
DEVON HOLDING/AEROCONTRACTORS N187D C-143 CASA CN-235
N196D stopped in Malta, on May 17, 2004 -- its itinerary was Halifax-St.John's-Keflavik-Edinburgh-Frankfurt-Malta-Amman-Afghanistan. Paper work filed indicated two owners: Devon Holding and Leasing and Stevens Express Leasing Company of Tennessee, another front company being investigated by the Spanish Interior Ministry for fronting for torture flights through Mallorca, Ibiza, and Tenerife in the Canary Islands.