On 1 November a Piper PA 25 Pawnee crop-dusting aircraft was stolen from Ejido Queretaro, near Mexicali, Mexico, according to the US Transportation Security Administration. Although there is no indication that this incident has any connection to terrorist activity, the theft is cause for concern, says the TSA, adding: "Previous information indicates that members of al-Qaida may have planned - or still may be planning - to disperse biological or chemical agents from crop-dusting aircraft." The stolen aircraft is registered in Mexico.


Source: Flight International