‘Ghost’ airliner traced to mystery runway in Sahara desert

AIRLINERS are large and very expensive objects. They are very rarely ‘lost.’

But that’s exactly what happened to a Boeing 727-223 belonging to Miami-based company Aerospace Sales & Leasing that had been parked at Angola’s Quatro de Fevereiro Airport in May 2003. Two men, neither of them qualified to fly a 727, boarded the aircraft at around 5pm on May 25 and despite warnings from the airport’s control tower, taxied to take-off position and flew off into the sunset. The horror of 9/11 was still fresh in the mind of air operators and law...
source: Daily Star

2019-07-22 09:35
Latest news from Daily Star
Latest news from Great Britain
today 23:29 Pound surges as Johnson set for large parliamentary majority
today 23:29 Britain Brexit bound as Johnson heads for big parliamentary majority
today 23:14 EU leaders cagey on 'Future of Europe' conference
today 23:14 Hull East general election 2019 results in full
today 23:14 Hull East general election 2019 results in full
today 23:14 Hull North general election 2019 results in full
today 23:14 Hull North general election 2019 results in full
today 23:14 Hull West and Hessle 'too close to call' and Emma Hardy at risk - exit poll
today 23:14 Hull West and Hessle 'too close to call' and Emma Hardy at risk - exit poll
today 23:14 Tories predicted to win big majority in landslide election victory - exit poll
today 23:14 Tories predicted to win big majority in landslide election victory - exit poll
today 22:59 Boris Johnson on course for huge win in General Election, exit polls say
today 22:59 Boris Johnson arrives in Uxbridge ready for General Election count
today 22:59 Wife who went on £16,000,000 Harrods spending spree in bid to overturn court order
today 22:59 Jeremy Corbyn’s future as Labour leader in doubt after crushing exit poll result
today 22:59 Pound surges to 12-month high off back of exit poll predicting Tory victory
today 22:59 Boris Johnson thanks voters as exit poll predicts huge victory
today 22:59 France’s opposition lashes out at Macron’s ‘catastrophic’ pension plan as pressure rises
today 22:59 Boris Johnson: What happens if Boris Johnson loses his seat? Could he still be PM?
today 22:59 Jeremy Corbyn resign: Will Jeremy Corbyn stand down if Labour loses?
today 22:59 Mason Greenwood compared to Man Utd legend by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after AZ Alkmaar goals
today 22:59 How the royals travel to Sandrigham at Christmas - will they fly? Will the public pay?
today 22:59 Election results: Who will WIN election tonight? Latest odds as polls close
today 22:59 Election 2019: Victory for Boris Johnson and Brexit – Massive win for Tories
today 22:59 Winter: Drive safer in cold weather with these key road safety tips
today 22:59 Labour exit poll FAILURE: What is the Labour Party's worst result in history?
today 22:59 Andrew Marr ruthlessly mocks Labour after disastrous exit poll 'The froth got you nowhere'
today 22:59 Labour staff IN TEARS: Exit poll shows Corbyn set to lead party to worst result in decades
today 22:59 Exit poll results IN FULL: Read the full results as PM snap election looks set to pay off
today 22:59 Pound LIVE: Sterling SOARS as exit poll shows Tories set for huge election win
today 22:59 Laura Kuenssberg tells BBC News Boris Johnson has backing to deliver Brexit next month
today 22:59 Labour COLLAPSE: McDonnell capitulates admitting 'they wanted Brexit and we didn't listen'
today 22:59 John Bercow left looking physically sick as Tory landslide exit poll unveiled
today 22:59 Labour braces for civil war as anti-Corbyn MPs plot to OUST leader after election
today 22:26 After exit poll, Labour says it is too early to call election result
today 22:26 British pound surges after exit poll says Conservatives to win with majority of 86
today 22:26 What would a UK Conservative majority government do?
today 22:26 Johnson to win a majority of 86 - exit poll
yesterday 21:56 Great grandparents die in 1,000C inferno
yesterday 21:56 Former WAG who dreamed of becoming ISIS fighter convicted of funding terrorism
yesterday 21:56 Warning over candles after boy suffers severe burns at carol service
yesterday 21:56 Matrix 4 release date: When is Matrix 4 out in cinemas? Keanu Reeves DOUBLE bill
yesterday 21:56 Christmas flights: The ‘worst’ UK airports for December delays revealed
yesterday 21:56 Ivanka Trump snub: First Daughter more powerful than Melania after getting huge new title
yesterday 21:56 ‘YOU caused this mess!’ David Cameron savaged after giving his election backing to Boris
yesterday 21:56 NASA shock: Astronaut Michael Collins drops a major alien hint in tweet about 'life forms'
yesterday 21:56 Election 2019 results LIVE: Brexiteers brace as future of Britain decided TONIGHT
yesterday 21:56 Election 2019: Is this the worst polling station in the whole of the UK?
yesterday 21:56 Macron in crisis as nearly half of France backs crippling strikes against pension reform
yesterday 21:56 Diane Abbott sparks confusion as she wears mismatched shoes on election day
Watch the news from UK on Facebook