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September 18, 2005

Egyptian Student Arrested With Pilot Uniform, Training Aids

Man Reported After He Didn't Pay For Most Materials

A 29-year-old Egyptian man arrested last week for wire fraud and fraudulent use of a Social Security number is now under FBI investigation for possible ties to terrorism, after authorities reportedly found a pilot's uniform and several DVD training materials in his possession.

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NZ Pilot Threatened To Crash Stolen Plane Into Sky Tower

Election Night Drama Ends With Plunge Into Harbor

A New Zealand man was in serious but stable condition after he stole a plane Friday night and reportedly threatened to ram it into Auckland's tallest building, before instead crashing into the sea just off St. Heliers Beach, according to media reports.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.18.05)

"I've got my license and I've got the keys." Source: According to witnesses, these fateful words were spoken by 22-year-old Dustin Walters in a West Lafayette, IN bar, on the morning of March 26. Soon thereafter, Walters took off in his Piper Arrow from nearby Purdue University Airport with a passenger onboard. The plane came down a short time later in IFR conditions, killing both of them. Walter's BAC was .13, according to an NTSB report on the accident -- which is over three times the .04 limit mandated by the FAA for pilots-in-command.  

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