Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


UQ Wire: Is Someone Trying To Kill Rudi Dekkers?

Unanswered Questions: Thinking For Ourselves
Presented by… http://www.unansweredquestions.org/

http://www.madcowprod.com
MAD COW MORNING NEWS EXCLUSIVE!

RUDI DEKKERS DITCHES HELICOPTER IN WATER OFF FORT MYERS, FL.


Is someone trying to kill the Magic Dutch Boys?
Ft Myers,, FL.—January 24, 2003
by Daniel Hopsicker

Rudi Dekkers ditched his helicopter into the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, FL. this morning, suffering only minor injuries.

Dekkers, who runs one of the twin 'terror flight schools' in Venice, FL. which trained three of the four pilots of the hijacked jets, was retrieved from the shallow water by a television news chopper flying in the vicinity, and ferried back to dry land.

"My engines quit above the river and I knew I had 28 gallons of fuel left, so it had to be something else," Dekkers explained to reporters.

"I really thought that this was the end."

Predictably, nothing is simple when it comes to the smooth-talking Dutch national, whose Huffman Aviation was a magnet for Mohamed Atta and his Hamburg cadre.

Even the quirky way the crash was reported to authorities will only deepen the mystery surrounding the 48-year old Dekkers, charged this month with felony fraud for failing to repay a $200,000 loan.

The helicopter pilot who retrieved Dekkers, Tony Douangdara, did not alert local officials to the scene, strangely enough, but only informed the FAA office in Naples of the mishap.

*****************

Waiter, there's a man in my pool.

According to a police spokeswoman, the Fort Myers Police only learned of the crash when a city resident called police about 7:25 am to report seeing a man in his pool.

It was only after police arrived that they discovered that the man in the pool had been piloting a helicopter that had just crashed into the Caloosahatchee River...

Dekkers told police he was in the pool because it was warmer there than waiting out in the chill 40 degree morning air. He was taken to a nearby hospital.

It may be just a freak coincidence—or it may not—but this is the second near-fatal aviation accident suffered in the past six months by the Dutch national owners of twin flight schools in Venice, FL.

Arne Kruithof, owner of Florida Flight Training and the second so-called ‘Magic Dutch Boy, was in a plane that crash-landed under suspicious circumstances after taking off from the Venice Airport last July.

(LINK: Earlier Mad Cow Morning News Exclusive
’Magic Dutch Boy’ Escapes Fiery Plane Crash
http://www.madcowprod.com/index27.html)

The remains of the plane were carted away with extraordinary haste after the crash. Within hours, it was at being compacted at a disposal site, frustrating any attempt to learn the reason for the crash.

Adding to his well-earned notoriety, Rudi Dekkers was charged with criminal fraud earlier this week. When told of his felony fraud indictment indictment by a reporter for the Venice Gondolier, Dekkers responded: "Wow. I'm surprised."

(LINK: Report From Venice Gondolier,
http://www.venicegondolier.com/NewsArchive3/011803/tp1vn6.htm)

*****************

Pandora's 9/11 box

Has Rudi Dekkers’ change in status— in the eyes of American authorities anyway—contributed in any way to his ill-timed dip in the drink?

Who would rather Dekkers didn't tell all to authorities—his enemies, or his friends?

Earlier this week an aviation observer at the Venice Airport explained Dekkers' arrest for criminal fraud in words that now seem strangely prophetic:

"He hasn't been protected for at least a month now."

This observer, who played a role in pointing out Dekker's transgressions to the appropriate authorities, indicated that the present 1-count indictment could just be the proverbial tip of the iceberg...

"This opens up Pandora's Box," he said simply.

We had just spent a year discovering that Dekkers has habitually engaged in shady business practices. So we wondered:

"Why now?"

The surprising answer, which seems to indicate the possibility that Rudi Dekker's role in the terrorist conspiracy in Florida may now be more closely examined, was this:

"Because he has embarrassed the President of the United States."

Here here.

(MULTIMEDIA LINK: See Dekkers Talk About His Mishap
http://www.nbc-2.com/News/stories/012403-helicopter.shtm)

****** ENDS ******

Daniel Hopsicker is the author of Barry & 'the boys: The CIA, the Mob and America's Secret History. You can say "A Free Press Would Be A Good Idea" with a donation to keep the MadCowMorningNews alive. email the author.

STANDARD DISCLAIMER FROM UQ.ORG: UnansweredQuestions.org does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the above article. We present this in the interests of research -for the relevant information we believe it contains. We hope that the reader finds in it inspiration to work with us further, in helping to build bridges between our various investigative communities, towards a greater, common understanding of the unanswered questions which now lie before us.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Melanie Duval-Smith: Homeless Is Where The Heart Is

So, you are not allowed to feed the homeless on the streets of Florida. Last week, a 90 year old man and two Christian ministers were arrested for doing just that. I can hear the cries of the right wingers from here. “Not in our back yard”, ... More>>

John Chuckman: What We Truly Learned From the Great War and the Absurdity of Remembrance Day

No matter what high-blown claims the politicians make each year on Remembrance Day, The Great War was essentially a fight between two branches of a single royal family over the balance of power on the continent of Europe, British foreign policy holding ... More>>

Redress Information: A European Call To Suspend EU-Israel Association Agreement

More than 300 political parties, trade unions and campaign groups have called on the European Union to suspend its “association agreement” with Israel. The agreement, which came into force in 2000, facilitates largely unrestricted trade with Israel ... More>>

Ramzy Baroud: The Age Of TV Jokers: Arab Media On The Brink

As I was finalizing my research for this article, I found myself browsing through a heap of hilarious videos by mostly Egyptian TV show hosts Tawfiq Okasha and Amr Adeeb. More>>

ROAR Collective: Ayotzinapa Protests Awaken Mexico From A Nightmare

The political and humanitarian crisis in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero marks a new low in a country marred by corruption and drug violence. More than a month after the disappearances of 43 students there is still no sign of them, while official ... More>>

ALSO:

Bobby Anderson: Transmigration Is The Last Thing That Papua And Its People Need

Marwan Jafar, President Joko Widodo’s new minister for village development, disadvantaged regions and transmigration, announced on Oct. 31 that he would make Papua more attractive to Javanese migrants by working with the police and military to provide security ... More>>

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman: How The GOP Bought, Rigged, Stole And Lynched the 2014 Election

Since the Bush-Cheney-Rove theft of the 2000 election in Florida, the right of millions of American citizens to vote and have that vote counted has been under constant assault. More>>

ALSO:

Kayt Davies: Saving The Cloud Forest

The cloud forest is in danger and logging companies are part of the problem but, in this case, the fight’s moved on. Now the government is facing legal questions and work is underway on the real challenge of getting people with genuine developing ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news