Air ambulance Learjet tail number cloned by criminals
The US DEA (Federal Drug Enforcement Agency) concluded that the tail number of a Jet Rescue air ambulance was copied and used for a criminal smuggling operation
An aircraft that was found abandoned in Belize was identified by the tail number (XA-DOC), and although news reports were quick to identify the aircraft as one of the Learjet 36s operated by Jet Rescue, authorities established that in fact, the aircraft tail number had been duplicated and used by criminals. The Federal Aviation Administration of Mexico has confirmed in writing that the air ambulance company’s own Learjet 36 of the same tail number was actually in its hangar at the time the other plane was located in Belize.
Carlos Salinas, CEO, COO and Owner of Jet Rescue, was keen to reassure clients and patients that the company had no involvement in the incident, stressing that his firm ‘remains committed to providing the highest quality of aeromedical services’.