Monday, January 26, 2009
Please Sir, They've Stolen our Aircraft!
Aircraft are notoriously difficult to steal; especially airliners. That is unless you invade a country and set about removing them under the guise of 'war-booty'. Which is why the Iraqi government says it will pay $300 million in compensation to Kuwait Airways for claims related to Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of the neighbouring emirate; they apparently stole ten aircraft including two Boeing 767 like the one in the picture. An Iraqi Government spokesman says the Iraqi Cabinet "approved a final and comprehensive settlement" on Sunday. But a spokesman for the Kuwaiti Airways says the payment is by no means a "final" settlement as the airline's total claim is $1.3 billion including interest.