Mon, Oct 30, 2006
Charged With Stealing Plane, Kidnapping
Aero-News has learned the man
charged with stealing a Cessna 172 from a Florida airport and
flying it to Cuba -- with his young son onboard -- has been
extradited back to the US to face charges.
The Associated Press reports David Ray Franklin is charged with
interstate transportation of a stolen aircraft and international
parental kidnapping, according to the US Attorney's Office.
As Aero-News reported,
Franklin, 52, and his son took off in the stolen Skyhawk from the
Marathon airport on the morning of September 30. A few days later,
Cuban officials notified the US Interests Section in Havana that a
plane matching that description had landed in Cuba.
Franklin, who does not have legal custody of his 10-year-son,
faces up to 10 years in prison for the flight. He was escorted back
to Miami aboard a commercial airliner Friday.
The boy was reunited with his mother, who lives in Mexico,
shortly after the incident took place.
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