Known Rendition Circuit
Operating Companies associated with this aircraft
- Air Castle
- Kookabura Air
- Worldwide Jet Charter
N288KA is a Gulfstream III jet. It was chartered by the CIA - through its prime contractor in the outsourcing of rendition flights, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), which then further contracted Sportsflight Air and Capital Aviation to secure a suitable aircraft - to carry out the rendition of Janat Gul from Afghanistan to Romania in July 2004.
N288KA left Washington Dulles International Airport (KIAD) in the evening of 29 July 2004, flying to Glasgow Prestwick airport (EGPK) where it stopped for refuelling. After a stop of less than an hour, the aircraft took off again, flying to Paphos, Cyprus (LCPH), landing in the morning of 30 July. It stayed on the ground in Cyprus for nearly 24 hours, leaving early morning of 31 July and flying direct to Kabul, Afghanistan (OAKB). Once in Kabul, Janat Gul was loaded onboard the aircraft, and it left again within 90 mins, flying first to Amman, Jordan (OJAM), where it landed in the late afternoon. The aircraft stayed in Amman for over two hours, with Janat Gul almost certainly to have been kept on the aircraft as it refuelled. It then took off again, flying direct to Bucharest, Romania (LRBS), landing in the evening of 31 July, and off-loading the detainee. The aircraft then preceded to Prague where it stayed for the day on 1 August before returning to Canada.
Type of aircraft: Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159A
Serial number: 391
Manufacture year: 1983
Engines: Rolls-Royce Spey MK 511SR (turbo jet)