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Compton/Woodley Airport plane almost stolen by student pilot
KABC) ^ | Saturday, April 21, 2012

Posted on 04/22/2012 7:00:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin

COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- A student pilot was arrested after he tried to steal an airplane from Compton/Woodley Airport.

Sheriff's officials said 25-year-old Troy Long of Bellflower attempted to steal the two-seat Cessna 152 on Friday. Authorities say Long entered the airport office and began taking keys for airplanes. He then pulled a gun on airport workers when they tried to stop him.

He got into the Cessna and started the engine, but he was stopped from going anywhere by a chain connecting the plane to the tarmac.

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TOPICS: Outdoors
KEYWORDS: california; cessna152; compton

1 posted on 04/22/2012 7:00:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Always, ALWAYS - do a preflight inspection. Chained planes don’t fly.

;-)


2 posted on 04/22/2012 7:03:33 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: BenLurkin
He got into the Cessna and started the engine, but he was stopped from going anywhere by a chain connecting the plane to the tarmac.

LOL! Next time do a preflight kiddo.

3 posted on 04/22/2012 7:05:11 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: BenLurkin

He musta been a BAAAAD student.


4 posted on 04/22/2012 7:06:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

I guess he skipped the class on “walk arounds.”


5 posted on 04/22/2012 7:07:32 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin; onedoug
but he was stopped from going anywhere by a chain connecting the plane to the tarmac.
Sounds like he needed some more lessons.
6 posted on 04/22/2012 7:08:45 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s a Compton thang!


7 posted on 04/22/2012 7:20:33 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: BenLurkin
"He got into the Cessna and started the engine, but he was stopped from going anywhere by a chain connecting the plane to the tarmac."

They never used the word tarmac in this country until Billy Carter peed on it.

8 posted on 04/22/2012 7:39:45 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: crazydad

Must have thought the tie down chain was airplane bling!


9 posted on 04/22/2012 7:45:47 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BenLurkin

Ya, I did that once. Didn’t check all the tie-downs and sure enough, the tail chain was still connected. Tried to taxi out and whump!


10 posted on 04/22/2012 8:05:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder where he was going and who he thought he was going to outrun with that plane? Any decent sized motorcycle goes a lot faster than that plane does.


11 posted on 04/22/2012 8:08:29 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: oldenuff2no
Any decent sized motorcycle goes a lot faster than that plane does.

But they don't fly, and getting in the way of the prop is a losing proposition.

12 posted on 04/22/2012 8:11:01 PM PDT by xone
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To: SkyDancer

I got distracted once during my preflight in Cheyenne. Somehow missed the tiedown on the left wing, and the tower thought it was really funny when my request for taxi clearance resulted in a left 360....


13 posted on 04/22/2012 8:12:36 PM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t know of many good eateries in Compton, but there’s a Louisiana Fried Chicken eatery on Alondra that’s catty-corner from the airport. Much better than KFC.


14 posted on 04/22/2012 9:07:03 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: BenLurkin

If you are going to steal a plane, why steal a 152? Go for something bigger and faster.


15 posted on 04/22/2012 10:19:38 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: xone

no bikes don’t fly but a 152 is going nowhere fast. If I were going to steal a plane I would be looking for something a lot faster with a lot better range.


16 posted on 04/23/2012 1:53:25 AM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: BenLurkin

Compton is America’s 100% African-American city.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 3:16:55 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: oldenuff2no
If I were going to steal a plane

Sometimes you gotta steal what is available.

18 posted on 04/23/2012 6:43:42 AM PDT by xone
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To: Tigerized

...and once I forgot the nose wheel chock .....


19 posted on 04/23/2012 6:47:04 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Bon mots

Last time I was there it was about half Mexican.


20 posted on 04/23/2012 11:48:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Fiji Hill

Hop in your car and drive to Golden Bird.

http://www.bing.com/search?q=golden+bird+chicken+compton&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=golden+bird+chicken+compton&sc=0-23&sp=-1&sk=

It was always the best.


21 posted on 04/23/2012 11:54:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

The Golden Bird has the best fast fried chicken in LA, but I haven’t eaten there in a long time. There used to be one on Vermont, a couple of blocks south of USC, but it’s now a Burger King.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 1:00:32 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: SkyDancer
...and once I forgot the nose wheel chock .....

Ah! You're a member of the Earth-Pushing Society! ;)

23 posted on 04/25/2012 10:08:48 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: BenLurkin

And young Troy is now a member of the Earth-Towing Society.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 10:20:13 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: BenLurkin
Me thinks Troy may have been doing some pharmaceutical assisted *flying* before he got in the plane.
25 posted on 04/25/2012 10:29:07 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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