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Norway flighty thieves steal plane engine. Norwegian police without leads following Sunday morning’s cheeky theft in the eastern part of the country. The bandits are said to have demounted the 150-kilo (about 330.7 pounds) light aircraft engine during the night. “This type of engine isn’t just something you stick in your pocket,” Christian Gulli, Søndre Buskerud Police District operations leader said to TV2.

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Norway flighty thieves steal plane engine

Published on Sunday, 29th December, 2013 at 18:17 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 29th December 2013 at 20:02.

Norwegian police without leads following Sunday morning’s cheeky theft in the eastern part of the country.

A Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub
The same colour and type of aircraft from which the engine was stolen. This plane (G-HACK) was photographed at the Great Vintage Fly-In Weekend, Kemble, England in 2003.A Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub
Photo: Adrian Pingstone/Wikimedia Commons


The bandits are said to have demounted the 150-kilo (about 330.7 pounds) light aircraft engine during the night.

“This type of engine isn’t just something you stick in your pocket,” Christian Gulli, Søndre Buskerud Police District operations leader said to TV2.

The yellow tail-wheeled single-engine Piper PA-18-150, aircraft registration LN-LJD (believed serial number 18-8541), is parked at a private airfield in Buskerud County’s Lier.

The theft of the engine was discovered at about 10am local time (9am Zulu).

Parts and the engine together are worth an estimated 400,000 Norwegian kroner (some 65,000 US dollars/47,300 euro/39,500 pounds sterling).

Officers at the crime scene officers have conducted their investigations, but have nothing to go on as the area has no CCTV surveillance.

Police ask members of the public to come forward with any information they might have on 02255 from Norway, or +47-915 02 255 from abroad.

General facts about the Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub landplane (1954 variant):

  • Manufacturer: Piper Aircraft.
  • Engine: Lycoming O-320 series. Air-cooled, flat four. 150hp.
  • Cruise speed: 100 knots (185kph/115mph) at 75% power.
  • Maximum speed: 113 knots (208kph/130mph) at sea level.
  • Never exceed speed: 132 knots (246kph/153mph).
  • Range: 399 nautical miles (735km/460mi).
  • Maximum service ceiling (height above sea level): 5,595 metres (19,000 ft).
  • Length: 6.88 metres (22 ft, 7 in).
  • Height: 2.02 metres (6 ft, 8.5 in).
  • Wingspan: 10.73 metres (35 ft, 2.5 in).
  • Capacity: 2 persons including pilot.
  • PA-18 Super Cub series first introduced: 1949. Developed from the Piper PA-11.

(Source: Wikipedia).



Published on Sunday, 29th December, 2013 at 18:17 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 29th December 2013 at 20:02.

This post has the following tags: norwayflying, planesnorway.





  
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