Carlos Ghosn’s Private Jet Escape Could Impact The Airplanes’ Owners
Carlos Ghosn former Nissan CEO escape from Japan in a Bombardier Global Express private jet
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January 4, 2020 - by Doug Gollan for forbes.com
- According to Corporate Jet Investor, Ghosn was aboard a Bombardier Global Express registered in Turkey with the tail number TC-TSR.
(Reporter's Note: This story was updated on Jan. 3, 2019, at 9:03 PM and on Jan. 4, 2019, at 1:15 AM, to add addition points of intrigue about Ghosn's flights, including reported connections between the operator of the jets with Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro and Reza Zarrab, a Turkish gold trader currently in a U.S. jail.)
Carlos Ghosn's daring escape from Japan by private jet has so far raised more questions than it has answered.
Was the former Nissan CEO hidden in a musical equipment case when he left the country as is being reported?
Was he listed under a false passport, perhaps wearing a disguise of some sort? Was there anything abnormal about how his flight was handled exiting the country? Why not fly nonstop to Beirut instead of changing planes in Istanbul? The flight time I am told is just 24 minutes more. Or, if range was an issue, why not charter a jet that could fly nonstop?
Why was this operator selected, and who made the booking?
Who paid for the flights? Where did the money come from? The cost for the trip was likely over $250,000...
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