the CIA's covert airline
|Registered owner:||Keeler and Tate Management, LLC|
|Previous reg numbers::||N313P|
According to Amnesty International (AI) , N313P-N4476S has "...396 recorded landings or taking offs between 22 November 2002 and 8 September 2005. Flight records show that it was the plane that took Khaled el-Masri from Skopje to Afghanistan in January 2004, and Human Rights Watch has identified it as the 'plane that the CIA used to move several prisoners to and from Europe, Afghanistan, and the Middle East in 2003 and 2004 – it landed in Poland and Romania on direct flights from Afghanistan on two occasions in 2003 and 2004.'
- Registration: First registered by Stevens Express Leasing, Inc., and then re-registered on 1 May 2002 by Premier Executive Transport Services, Inc.. Keeler and Tate Management, LLC re-registered the aircraft on 1 December 2004, as N4476S. This is the only aircraft registered under this company name.
- "Landing rights: Stevens Express Leasing Inc. and Premier Executive Transport Services were both permitted to land at US military bases worldwide. Their permits expired in 2005 and have not been renewed.
- "Range and capacity: average range of 5,510 nautical miles at 522/542 knots (non-stop Washington Dulles-Tashkent in 11 hours, for example), and can transport up to 127 passengers."
Known movements and sightings
|28 Jan 2004||Dulles, Washington DC, USA||Kinston, North Carolina, USA|||
|28 Jan 2004||Palma, Spain||Dulles, Washington DC, USA|||
|26 Jan 2004||Bucharest, Romania||Palma de Mallorca, Spain|||
|25 Jan 2004||Timisoara, Romania||Bucharest, Romania|||
|25 Jan 2004||Kabul, Afghanistan||Timisoara, Romania|||
|24 Jan 2004||Baghdad, Iraq||Kabul,Afghanistan|||
|24 Jan 2004||Skopje, Macedonia||Baghdad, Iraq|||
|23 Jan 2004||Palma, Spain||Skopje, Macedonia|||
|22 Jan 2004||Algiers, Algeria||Palma de Mallorca, Spain|||
|22 Jan 2004||Kabul,Afghanistan||Algiers, Algeria|||
|22 Jan 2004||Rabat, Morocco||Kabul, Afghanistan|||
|21 Jan 2004||Larnaca, Cyprus||Rabat, Morocco|||
|17 Jan 2004||Shannon, Ireland||Larnaca, Cyprus|||
|16 Jan 2004||Dulles, Washington DC, USA||Shannon, Ireland|||
|Dec 6 2003||RAF Northolt||Luqa, Malta||12:00||?|||
|Dec 3 2003||Tripoli||RAF Northolt||?||13:00|||
|Dec 1 2003||RAF Northolt||Tripoli||11:00||?|||
|Dec 1 2003||Washington||RAF Northolt||?||08:50|||
|Oct 29 2003||RAF Northolt||Shannon||17.45||?|||
|Oct 29 2003||Tripoli||RAF Northolt||?||17.10|||
|Oct 28 2003||RAF Northolt||Tripoli||12.00||?|||
|Oct 22 2003||Tripoli||RAF Northolt||?||15.35|||
|Oct 19 2003||RAF Northolt||Tripoli||13.00||?|||
|Oct 19 2003||RAF Brize Norton||RAF Northolt||?||10.15|||
|Late Sept 2003||Morocco||Guantanamo Bay|||
|Sept 23, 2003||Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania||Morocco|||
|Sept 23, 2003||Szymany airport, Poland||Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania|||
|Sept 22, 2003||Kabul||Szymany airport, Poland||||Human Rights Watch claims in connection with this flight that it "...has obtained information that several detainees who had been held secretly in Afghanistan in 2003 were transferred out of the country in September and October 2003."|
|5 Dec 2002||Desert Rock Airport (DRA)||Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)|||
|5 Dec 2002||Andrews AFB Airport (ADW)||Desert Rock Airport (DRA)|||
- Central Intelligence Agency
- Desert Rock Airport
- Eric Robert Hume (alias Eric Matthew Fain)
- Extraordinary rendition
- James Kovalesky (alias James Richard Fairing)
- Keeler and Tate Management, LLC
- Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base
- News Release: "EU: Rendition, revelation of 800 secret CIA flights in European airspace," Amnesty International, April 2006.
Citations for movements and sightings
- ^ "Desert Rock, Nevada", published by Keith Stein's ISI Consulting website. Now only available from the Google cache (dated June 11, 2005). (173KB PDF copy)
- ^ "Human Rights Watch Statement on U.S. Secret Detention Facilities in Europe", Human Rights Watch, November 7, 2005.
- ^ Richard Norton-Taylor, "Minister admits 'rendition' planes used RAF bases. Government breaks silence on CIA flights. Aircraft landed at Brize Norton and Northholt," The Guardian (UK), March 7, 2006.
- ^ Henry Habegger and Beat Kraushaar, "CIA-Jets: Stelldichein in Camp Atom", Blick (Switzerland), March 8, 2006. Machine translation by Google.
- ^ Edward Horgan, "EU Torture Committee has facts on CIA at Shannon," IndyMedia Ireland, April 28, 2006.