Mystery G-V Disappears From Records

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On Dec. 27, The Washington Post ran a story about a V that's been seen landing at military airports around the Middle East. The story alleged that the plush jet was actually being used by the spymasters to take terrorism suspects to countries where, when prisoners are interrogated, amenities like the Geneva Convention are not strictly observed. The story included the N-number (N379P) and the name of the owner (Premier Executive Transport Services Inc.) Go ahead, look them up on the FAA's database . We did. Assuming the Post got the name and number right, someone's been tinkering with the FAA database. Not only does the company not exist anymore on the database, neither does the N-number. And all within a week over the holiday season. The Post's story says the plane was being used in an activity known as "rendition," in which secret transfers of prisoners are allowed under special presidential consent. But the Post's story kicked over an even bigger hornet's nest for the agency. Seems the journalists uncovered 325 fake identities while researching the story and showed them to the CIA brass, probably not long before those identities (and N379P) disappeared.