Now you see it, now you don't!
August 6, 2003 11:04 AM   Subscribe

A Boeing 727 went missing from Angola on May 25. Some people made immediate, predictable noises about "terrorists", despite the fact that things are a lot less settled in Africa (from a paperwork and regulatory point of view). It was spotted with a new paint job on June 28 in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. But, now it's gone again and nobody knows where it is.
posted by Irontom (8 comments total)
Everybody empty your pockets. quonsar, put some pants on and then empty your pockets.
posted by squirrel at 11:12 AM on August 6, 2003

OH! oh! Please! please! can I be a secret agent man; I promise to use all the spy gadgets: electronic tracking devices. Or is that just in the movies cartoons? Maybe its new paint job is BGoeing 727.
posted by thomcatspike at 11:15 AM on August 6, 2003

I bet some kids got hold of it, added a huge exhaust pipe tip, a spoiler and some blue lights. Now it looks like a JumboJet.
posted by spazzm at 11:30 AM on August 6, 2003

i think its safe to say bob kaplan wasn't far off the mark with the article (and book): the coming anarchy
posted by specialk420 at 12:04 PM on August 6, 2003

It's tagged and on blocks in Brooklyn.
posted by FormlessOne at 12:34 PM on August 6, 2003

Tom, my comment was a snark towards those tracking the plane; just lame when one loses what was lost & then found.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:45 PM on August 6, 2003

I have been watching this interesting mystery since it happened. Here is another piece to the puzzle.
Kidnappers have killed pilot of jet that disappeared over Africa, says brother
posted by lsd4all at 9:48 AM on August 7, 2003

SpecialK, if you like Kaplan, you should check out his "An Empire Wilderness." Fabulous book. Kaplan takes his foreign affairs/travel writing/historical musing style that he's used so successfully in many parts of the world an applies it to America, traveling from the Missippi to the west coast and back. Its a fabulous read, and an interesting an unique look at America.
posted by pjgulliver at 10:02 AM on August 7, 2003

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