Customs jet intercepts plane and forces it to land at Pasco airport
PASCO, Wash.- Investigators say the suspicious plane that landed at the Pasco Airport Tuesday flew in from Canada but never filed a flightplan or stopped for customs.
Investigators now say the suspicious plane that landed was coming from Saskatchewan.
They won't say who was on the plane, only that it was just the pilot and a passenger.
Neither were detained and nothing was seized from the plane.
Investigators say the reason the plane was searched was because it didn't radio or land after it crossed the U.S.-Canada border.
"We keep track of all international aircraft arriving in the U.S. from foreign countries and this particular one had not either given us advance notification and had not landed at an international airport that provides customs and border protection clearance," said Mike Milne with Customs.
Customs enforcement says the plane was intercepted by a customs jet as it landed here in Pasco, but that it did land voluntarily, and it was after that that police surrounded the plane.