Jet is seized at St. Petersburg airport

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/blog/morning-edition/2013/01/jet-is-seized-at-st-petersburg.html

    About 130 passengers were stranded Monday at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport when a creditor seized an aircraft from Vision Airlines.

    CTS Engines of Ft. Lauderdale has sued Vision claiming the airline owes about $75,000 for the 737 jet, the Tampa Tribune said. A judge in Broward County recently signed a "writ of attachment'' that allowed CTS to seize the plane. On Monday, CTS requested that the plane be taken off the runway. The seizure occurred while passengers where waiting at the gate for a flight to Gulfport, Miss., the Tribune said.

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    Title should be clarified a bit, I came in thinking it was St. Petersburg, Russia. This story has no Russian oil barons having their planes repoed, which is exactly what I wanted to read about. :D
     
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    Glad I wasn't the only one. :)
     
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    Yeah, same here. This type of stuff has happened before in Russia, not quite so common in US.
     
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    Was thinking it was Russia as well... but nonetheless, that must have been awkward for the pax.
     
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    The next great TLC series "Airplane Repo Men"...
     
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    I thought an international incident was unfolding at LED too! :)
     
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    As to private planes, this is far from uncommon in the US.

    For commercial carriers, Tower was the last notable one to get in trouble with some of its secured creditors to the point where aircraft were seized.
     
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    I would imagine that private planes typically do not leave 130 passengers stranded.
     
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    Depends on the plane. ;)

    The thread's headline had me thinking a wealthy guy's jet was seized in St Pete, FL.
     
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    It's happened in other countries, too. A while ago (can't remember how long) Germany seized a plane belonging to the Crown Prince (I think) of Thailand because the Thai government hadn't paid some kind of debt they owed to someone in Germany.

    And (this is commercial, but it's similar) after Iraqi Airways started up again after the 2003 war, one of the planes was nearly seized (or actually was, I can't remember exactly) on arrival in London because of debts owed by Saddam's government.
     
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    I fly to LED every year, so naturally there were my thoughts.
     
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    One would think the creditor would have a better chance of being paid if the airline were allowed to fly and have income...
     
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    There's a St. Petersburg in Russia, too?
     
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