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A two-engine cargo plane crashed near the Opa-locka Airport, killing one person as it plowied into trees, a white van, a car and a metal gate, until it finally struck a house.
The crash was at 143rd Street and Northwest 41st Street, reported Cristina Armand, spokeswoman for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
At about 8:15 a.m., minutes after the collision, the plane was engulfed in flames and exploded at least twice, WSVN-7 reported.
Read more: www.miamiherald.com...
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by Thekid90
Opa Locka Airport has long been the CIA's Gateway to the Caribbean and Central and South America. The illegal arming of the Contras was conducted out of Opa Locka, the failed invasion attempts to take back Cuba were also.
Flights go out with weapons, and mercs to all kind of hot spots and come back laden with illegal drugs to finance the off the books black operations being conducted.
Opa Locka has a colorful history.
The Coast Gaurd flies it's F-16's and helicopters out of Opa Locka too, and the Airforce reserve does also.
Several years back when Elian Gonzalez was snatched from his Uncle's home in Little Havana the ATF actually flew the men and vehicles in the belly of a C-130 into Opa Locka and secured the entire airport while conducting the operation to grab the child, to race back to the airport and fly him back to Washington DC from where he came.
This was done because it was believed that every portion of the Local and Federal Governments down here were compromised by supporters of the boy, and the only way they felt they could ever grab him was with secrecy and a team out of Washington DC.
In a city who's history is full of colorful Gangsters and Spies few places have more history than Opa Locka airport.
By the way Opa Locka itself was built right after World War II as a themed housing community based on 1001 Arabian Knights. All the houses featured minurets and in it's hey day looked very much like a Moroccan village.
Originally posted by Thekid90
reply to post by tristar
Both, since I'm sure they're related. This is off subject, but I'm already requesting this thread to be removed, and in the process, you guys can educate me, if you don't mind. =P