Mon, Dec 27, 2004
Aerostar Was Attempting To Land At Wheeling-Ohio County
A Smith Aerostar loaded with 520
pounds of cocaine apparently overshot the runway on landing at
Wheeling-Ohio County Airport on the weekend before Christmas. That
word came Wednesday from FAA spokesman James Peters. The man the
FAA says piloted the smuggling aircraft, Eugene Nicholas Cobb of
Los Angeles, CA.
It wasn't immediately clear if Cobb failed to stop or tried to
apply power and lift back off the runway Saturday night. The PA-60
wound up in a ravine about 350 yards off the departure end of the
runway, Peters said in an interview with the Wheeling
Cobb is apparently well known in FAA
circles. Peters said he has four open cases pending, all concerning
violations of FARs.
In Oklahoma City, FAA spokesman John Clabes would only discuss
one of the allegations. On November 6th, 2003, Cobb is accused of
taking off without clearance in an aircraft that wasn't registered.
Clabes said he was signaled with a light gun, but failed to heed
Cobb was fingered as a suspect after his California drivers'
license photo showed up at a nearby hotel where he apparently
registered after fleeing the scene of the accident. That picture,
according to authorities, matched a drivers' license photo from
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