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Ironic that plane used to transport millions in drugs is allowed to crash due to poor maintenance? U would think the owners would want a reliable plane? But since owner may have been trying to sell it to Rivera, perhaps they had put off required repairs? Like buying a used car.
I think they were implying poor maintenance, but never stated it in the article. I see several scenarios as to why this plane went down, apparently violently, but fail to see the connection between this crash and drug dealing. I was hoping to read about the FAA investigation and not the DEA investigation. Are they related? Apparently, this author thinks there is a connection. I also question the skill of a 78 year old pilot but will admit that is pure speculation on my part but certainly will be considered. It was a tragedy, and until the FAA comes out with the reason for the crash, everything relating drugs to this aircraft is pure speculation.
PS... When I heard the news about this crash, I immediately thought of Paine Stewarts aircraft, which was on auto pilot. Maybe, just maybe, this pilot was at a high enough altitude but not on auto pilot and never intended to be. Speculation again, but it is what crossed my mind. Did this plane have to have a cockpit voice recorder? Was any distress message sent out? Was there time? There are a lot of questions I would ask rather than to relate this to drug dealers.
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