Possible stolen plane lands safely at Colorado Springs Airport

May 11th, 2009 - 9:14 am ICT by admin  

Colorado Springs, COLORADO (BNO NEWS) – A possible stolen plane landed safely at Colorado Springs Airport on Sunday afternoon, officials tell BNO News.

The incident involved a twin-engine Cessna 421 aircraft which is capable of carrying up to 10 people. “It was a suspect of being stolen,” said Allen Kenitzer, who is a spokesman for the FAA’s Northwest Mountain Region. It is unclear if the plane was indeed stolen.

The plane took off earlier today from Addison, Texas and was en-route to Colorado Springs, it is unclear why it was reported stolen. The plane touched down at 4.46 p.m. local time and was taken to a secure location on the airport property, the FAA said.

A spokesman for the Colorado Springs Police Department had no information on the incident, other than that the fire department also responded to the incident. A local news station reported that Homeland Security requested officers to intercept the incoming flight, but a spokesman for the agency was still checking on the report.

A spokesman for the Transportation Safety Board, however, said a plane landed at the airport with an apparent medical emergency but he was not certain if this was related to the Cessna 421.

Further information was not immediately available, including the number of people on board.

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