Police discover burnt out plane in cornfield

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BELMOPAN, Belize, Nov 28, CMC – Police are investigating the discovery of a burnt unidentified aircraft in a cornfield amid speculation that it was being used to transport drugs.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alejandro Cowo, said the authorities had received information regarding the discovery of the unidentified plane in the Hill Bank area on Sunday.
“As a result police and BDF (Belize Defence Force) personnel proceeded to the Hill Bank area where they observed in a cornfield an aircraft completely destroyed by fire,” the senior police officer said.
He said the investigations were ongoing and “so far we don’t have information that anything illegal was seen in the area.
“The only information that the police received is about this plane in that area, hence the reason they proceed there and they found the plane completely destroyed by fire,” he added.
He said the landing used by the aircraft was illegal, since there are no civil aviation approved runways in that immediate area. The details, as it relates to the origins of the aircraft, have not been confirmed by aviation authorities.
In May, a Piper PA-23-250 aircraft in good working order was found north of here and was transported to the Philip Goldson Airport. A third suspected drug plane, landed in the La Democracia area of the Belize District in November 2016.  But by the time the Anti-Narcotics Unit and BBF personnel arrived at the location, the pilot had removed the seats, loaded the cargo presumably drugs, and taken off.

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