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Dec 22, 2015

Owner of Mystery Plane at Municipal Airstrip Comes Forward

An American has come forward to claim the mystery plane which landed at the Municipal Airstrip on October twenty-seventh and was abandoned there. The plane is a US registered Piper PA 34 Seneca Twin-engine aircraft. There was no sign of a pilot or any cargo, and since the plane illegally landed before the facility opened for business, the landing remained a mystery. Soon after, the plane was flown to the B.D.F. Compound where it has been under guard, but no one would offer any information on the mystery plane. It still is, though a man claiming to own the aircraft, James Stalling, has contacted the Ministry of National Security through his attorney to ask what needs to be done to have his plane returned to him. Stalling claims that he operates an aircraft rental in the US and through an online scheduling service rented the small Piper Seneca to a gentleman identified only as Mister Clapman. The rental period was from October eighteenth to October twenty-third, but Stallings claims he started becoming concerned when he contacted Clapman on October twenty-third.

 

George Lovell

On the Phone: Ret’d. Colonel George Lovell, C.E.O., Ministry of National Security

“Mister Clapman responded that he was sick in bed and would not return until the Sunday. After that particular date he [Stallings] claimed that Mister Clapman stopped responding to texts. He went on further to explain that on Monday the twenty-sixth he was getting concerned and contacted the Fullerton Police, the FAA and the Civil Air Patrol, all in the United States, and he said that he contacted those organizations because he was a search and rescue pilot with those organizations. The Fullerton tower had no record of a departure and the FAA had no flight plan on file for that particular aircraft so he was concerned. He went on to give a whole lot of history as to actions that he had taken trying to locate Mister Clapman and his aircraft, but to no avail. Wednesday morning of that particular week he got a call from someone saying that they worked at the airport in Belize and asked if he owned the aircraft in question. Obviously he said yes to them and explained the whole scenario to them, and he then volunteered to provide the government authorities from the Civil Aviation with full sales agreement and image of the aircraft and all the documents that he used to sign the lease with Mister Clapman.”

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2 Responses for “Owner of Mystery Plane at Municipal Airstrip Comes Forward”

  1. Belizean Pride says:

    Hope the government officials don’t do a stupid thing like nanes case. Investigate where the pilot is, which border did he went out, investigate all routes the planes has been and identify the such pilot and the owner, charge them for illegal entry of an aircraft with out permission, charge them for illegal parking of a airplane in a airport and give him a time frame to bring out legal paper work that surely identify him as the owner.

  2. TIMBER says:

    And we are to believe that bullshit story. George, let’s see how efficient you are and how well you can and want to do your job. I had to deal with you earlier this year on an unfortunate incident with a few of my friends and you were very unprofessional, unknowledgeable and it was obvious all you were concerned about was a pay cheque . Let’s see if you’re not another political flunky as I perceived you to be. US Embassy and the FAA and DEA are the first places to start. Let me do your job for you. Let him show you texts and phone history and logs. Let the FAA in Fullerton show you flight plans. I bet if you dig properly, a whole lot of stuff will come out. However, I know that won’t be done because a lot of you in government will be implicated. I feel sorry for the people in Belize who are struggling and have no other means.

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