Missing Aircraft


#1

I am looking for a 2004 AMD Alarus CH2000 last seen at American Falls Airport, Idaho. Tail # N652AM Any information regarding it’s location please contact me. Thank You.

John Paul Hazen

Transportation Security Inspector

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Security Administration

State of Idaho

Office - 208-338-8219

Cell 208-484-3727

Semper Fidelis


#2

:open_mouth:


#3

Stolen aircraft are not as rare as one might think, but are almost always considered a ‘big deal’, even if it is just a hunk-a-junk alarus.


#4

Hadn’t heard of this type of aircraft so I did a search on it. The website is located at newplane.com/amd/amd/products/ch2000.html

Here’s an article on the missing aircraft.


#5

OH MY GOSH - THE FEDS ARE HERE - RUN FOR COVER!!! Big Brother always sees what we’re doing… 8) :blush:

lperch - google those eyes back in - he may be a Marine too… :smiley:


#6

Not only a FED but yes a Marine too!!! Semper Fi brothers!


#7

Well - there you go Paul - we already found the 2 guys - don’t you see them flying in the plane - go chase em now - you might just be able to catch em…

Good job FA for showing that agent those 2 theives flying the plane away - bet he can catch them now!!!

Not funny eh Inspector Hazen (hazen - they get put in jail for doing that in Oklahoma at the universities)… :cry:


#8

Hey - watch it - I’m you sister… 8)


#9

we’re all brother in arms… :slight_smile:


#10

I wish I were in some brother’s arms but not in war (peace time always)… :blush:

So much for the Israeli army/military… :cry:


#11

Any idea on the recovery rate? Unless you change the registration number, the aircraft would be recognized pretty quickly, I would think…


#12

If a thief wants to remain incognito a few mylar decals can change the visible registration in a few minutes. If N385JM flies into Back Swamp County airport for fuel is the line guy going to question it? Unlikely.
A thief would be incredibly stupid to use the stolen aircraft’s N-number in ATC communications. Simple enough. I used to know a guy who flew his Champ all over the east coast many years ago and always used a buddy’s n-number on the radio. His buddy only caught on when he started getting landing fees in the mail! (I do not endorse this sort of activity.)


#13

I’ll keep my eyes out for it. Chances are the theives flew it to a private strip and repainted it. Any idea where an identifying serial number can be seen from outside the plane, and what that number would be?


#14

Maybe there’s a serial number on the tail. Beech aircraft have this feature - not sure how many other manufacturers do this.


#15

I think most aircraft have a data plate visible somewhere on the exterior, though sometimes they are hidden inside a doorway opening or panel.

And no, I have not found regulatory evidence backing up my claim.


#16

The requirements of the display of an aircraft data plate are found here: CFR Title 14, Part 45.11
Which basically states that:

the aircraft identification plate must be secured to the aircraft fuselage exterior so that it is legible to a person on the ground, and must be either adjacent to and aft of the rear-most entrance door or on the fuselage surface near the tail surfaces.


#17

I would really be mad if my airplane was stolen. If there is anything I can do to help let me know.

Holton :smiley:


#18

Do they make “The Club” for planes?


#19

Sort of. The Proplock!


#20

OTHER SECURITY DEVICES