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SAWYER -- Some progress to report on the removal of a Russian cargo jet sitting in the middle of Sawyer International Airport.
The Marquette County Board this week approved the use of hanger 663 to house the aircraft for inspection and repairs.
According to Sawyer Airport Manager Keith Kaspari he's contacting headlands limited the owner of the huge military jet. They had originally set March 1 to start working on the plane. Headlands was awarded the aircraft last December in court proceedings in Marquette.
The plane landed at sawyer in July 2009 to refuel for a flight to Pakistan. The five crew members were arrested on immigration violations and the plane was reported stolen and has been at Sawyer ever since.
The five crew members were arrested on immigration violations and the plane was reported stolen and has been at Sawyer ever since.
Originally posted by InsideYourMind
Interesting, but funny enough the article picture is titled "ukjet.jpg" and i would assume the picture has nothing to do with the article from that alone...
It looks like a C-17 Globemaster used by the RAF, i believe it is an american made transport plane/carrier, not sure if the russian's have purchased any, but the UK has, slightly off-topic; i happened to see one fly over south-west england at about 15:40 earlier today which i thought was rather strange, surprised to see something like that, i believe it was heading south-east if anyone is interested. Appeared to be painted very dark (dull green/black). Those things make a hell of a noise.