Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. A_Dream4u

    A_Dream4u said, about 3 years ago

    Some pretty sophisticated thieves to steal a 727 and disable the gps beacon and transponder and then hide it. I’m surprised the DHS hasn’t gone crazy looking for it!

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago


    It was in Africa, after all.

  3. Robert Danielzik

    Robert Danielzik said, about 3 years ago

    The stolen 727 was almost 30 years old (manufactured in 1975), was grounded for 14 months prior to the theft, and was at the moment converted for a different Airline.
    Due to the age, I might think it didn’t have a “GPS Beacon” and Transponder in General Aviation can be simply turned off. They are, after all, mostly used in Air Traffic Control, not really to keep an eye out when the planes are in flight (Transponder squawk codes are limited, there are FAR more planes out there in the air.) Real pilots might correct me in that if I’m wrong, I’m only a slightly informed low-level sim pilot.
    Here is a link for more info:

  4. Cooncat

    Cooncat said, about 3 years ago

    When I go to the mall (very infrequently), I see today’s kids with all parts of their bodies pierced, wearing rings and studs and rods, with tattoos all over themselves. I sometimes wonder if I’m not in some 3rd world jungle. And these kids expect to get any kind of well paying job? If I were interviewing prospective employees, and they came in with all sorts of piercings and tattoos, I’d probably have to tell them to apply for a booking in a side show some where. Sheesh!

  5. Juice- Bruce

    Juice- Bruce said, about 3 years ago


    Infection control overload !

  6. PhoebeDog

    PhoebeDog said, about 3 years ago

    Actually, that is how the punk movement got started in England—kids did things deliberately to make themselves unemployable, thus being able to live off the dole for the rest of their lives.

  7. Marv Walker

    Marv Walker said, about 3 years ago


    Why am I just hearing about this neat trick now, I wonder. I had to wait many years for nature and horses to make me unemployable. How much is a ticket to England and what is the dole?

  8. Marv Walker

    Marv Walker said, about 3 years ago

    Oh, the Israelis have the plane.

  9. Mark

    Mark said, about 3 years ago

    Sounds like W.E.B.Griffin has struck again.

  10. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, about 3 years ago

    Not as impressive as the Jamaican beach theft of 2008. It was estimated to have required 500 dump trucks, yet the culprits were never discovered.

  11. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, about 3 years ago

    That 727 is probably in the same place that the pallet with 6 billion dollars on it is.

  12. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, about 3 years ago

    and it’s got my luggage on it…

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