posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 10:25 PM
The crash was caused by an inexperenced pilot, (robber, most likely trying to steal a plane to smuggle drugs, or the plane itself, accross the river
to Mexico not far away, one tank of gas), taking off from a small airport at 3:45 AM in a low level fog after cutting, not picking, the locks on a
hanger that contained several planes. Simply a punk kid, nothing more.
What this brings into question is the security at the small airports post 9/11. There was no one on duty guarding the airport. This guy cut the
locks on a dozen planes and pulled out a (two prop I think) Beechcraft but decided on a single engine job instead.
I'm a locksmith and I know that planes dont have a hoots worth of protection against theft on the most part especially at an airport that is left
unguarded at night like this one was. They dropped the ball plain and simple. No conspiracy here just stupidity.