[Libs-Or] reference question for airplane buffs or 1980's Oregon History experts

Dunham, Charles Charles.Dunham at corvallisoregon.gov
Wed Jan 15 11:28:31 PST 2020

Interesting! I was unable to find this in the Corvallis Gazette-Times digital archive. I don’t have time for a deep-dive today, but I’ll do some more looking as time allows.
Charles Dunham
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

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Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:36 AM
Subject: [Libs-Or] reference question for airplane buffs or 1980's Oregon History experts

I could have entered this into Answerland, but I've got a feeling that the question would have ended up here anyway. A patron came in looking for articles referencing the following - apparently, there was an airline pilot who lived in Corvallis who, in the 1980s or early 1990s, stole commercial airplanes and flew them across the border so that the airplanes could be broken down for parts for sale. The patron said that this become a national story with an FBI sting involved.

I've checked the databases available to our Library as well as Oregon Historical Newspapers. As I told the patron, with that large a timeframe, it is a bit of a shot in the dark.

If there's anyone who recalls such a story or who can find some articles referencing it, could you get back to me with the pilot's name, time period that this took place, and citations?

Many thanks,

Bryan Miyagishima, Linn-Benton Community College Library

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