The unwanted ping that could cost Sassou Nguesso his presidential jet

A Falcon 7X aircraft in the factory of French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation in Merignac near Bordeaux.
A Falcon 7X aircraft in the factory of French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation in Merignac near Bordeaux. © Reuters
Because Congo's exasperated creditors keep a constant eye on it, the country's presidential Falcon 7X has flown furtively for months. Alas, an oversight allowed Mohsen Hojeij, who says Congo owes him vast sums of money, to take possession of the jet on 6 June. Here's how the plane that was never meant to ping gave itself away. [...] (514 words)
Issue dated 11/06/2020 Reading time 3 minutes
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