Kelly 288: Serco Bin Laden Horsemen, AWACS’s Sim To Con Air’s SWAT, Manchester Bomb In Lutnick’s Spot

General John F. Kelly
White House Chief of Staff
Washington, D.C. 20528

Open letter from the Cloud Centric Crime Scene Investigators of Abel Danger

June 2, 2018

Dear General Kelly:

Please accept Brief 287 from Field McConnell – United States Marine Corps whistle-blower and Global Operations Director of Abel Danger (AD) – wherein he and his research team at Abel Danger are developing remedies for injured communities to launch crowd-funded docudramas and class-action lawsuits in re wrongful deaths where, for example, Serco and its investment bankers N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd., have allegedly staged ‘Four Horsemen’ attacks recklessly or wilfully attributed to the late Osama Bin Laden and associated Islamist groups on AWACS-simulated targets but actually executed by switching from online simulations and crisis actors to expert SWAT teams equipped with fraudulently-patented ‘Con Air’, ‘Lutnick’, ‘Dum Dum’ and ‘Boeing’ devices.

AD believes that Serco equipped Con Air SWAT teams with Motorola’s Dynamic encryption key selection for encrypted radio transmissions US5222137A to ignite elevator-shaft incendiaries embedded in Arconic’s Double sheet aluminum panel US 20160096343 A1 with Qinetiq Explosive Device US20060243151A1 for the demolition of NYC’s WTC 1 & 2 on 9/11 which, inter alia, killed 343 members of the Fire Department of New York and used the same system to detonate explosives described in Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und Pruefung (BAM)’s Triacetone Triperoxide and Diacetone Diperoxide Derivatives, Method for the Preparation and Use Thereof Application US20100273193A1 for the Manchester Arena bombing on 22 May 2017 which killed 23 people including the attacker.

Manchester bomb: Bomb was packed with TATP, same explosive as Paris, Brussels attacks – TomoNews

NATO’s AWACS in action

9/11 Alexander Haig Had Inside Knowledge Of The World Trade Center Bombing

Howard Lutnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, that lost 658 employees in the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, looks at names inscribed at one of the reflecting pools at the National September 11 Memorial, during tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/David Handschuh, Pool)

AD believes that N M Rothschild hosted a meeting of Serco shareholders on the 47th Floor of the WTC North Tower to witness a Four Horsemen attack on 9/11; allegedly scripted by the late General Alexander Haig and allegedly deploying devices such as Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) Interactive training system for AWACS weapons directors US6053736A and Howard Lutnick’s Real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes CA 2460367 A to allow bookies to spot fix body counts and time of victim deaths with Jerome H. Lemelson’s Prisoner tracking and warning system and corresponding methods US6054928A and supplying special weapons such as Darrel [Dum Dum] Rubin’s Biological active bullets, systems, and methods US9200877B1 or Lockheed Martin Rocket-Boosted Guided Hard Target Penetrator US 6276277 B1.

AD believes that beginning in 1999, Serco agents infiltrated the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA with Digital Fires Instructors who allegedly trained Marines in “the use of information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action” and allegedly tricked them into switching SwRI’s Interactive training system for AWACS weapons directors US6053736A from simulation mode in The Joint Unconventional Threat Continuity Training of the Global Guardian and Vigilant Guardian exercises of 10-12 September 2001 into The Live Fire Terrorist Hijacking Scenario mode which killed nearly 3,000 victims in NYC on 9/11.

AD believes that Serco and Rothschild proceeded with a live-fire attack on 9/11 to intimidate the Bush administration and ensure it would not use the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999 (the “Act”) to prevent Serco clients and shareholders from extending patent terms, adding a first inventor defense to patent infringement claims, allowing for increased third-party participation in re-examination proceedings and maintaining direct or indirect control of the US Patent and Trademark Office which allegedly dates back to 1811 when N M Rothschild was founded in the City of London and John Hall applied for a patent on a new breech-loading rifle in the United States and the Anglo-American Superintendent of the Patent Office Dr. William Thornton refused to issue the patent unless his (Thornton’s) name was added.

AD believes the late chemist, biologist and bomb-disposal expert Victor Rothschild, a former chairman of the Royal Commission on Gambling and N M Rothschild (the investment banker for Serco, Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. President Donald Trump!), ordered the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination after hearing his address to the American Newspaper Publishers Association at a dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on 27 April 1961 when Rothschild’s associates may have thought Kennedy was about to expose a secret society of oath takers with insider access to Serco’s (formerly RCA GB 1929) apocalyptic patented devices and a timeline for death by patent which the reader may find stretches back to the 19th Century…

Dum Dum November 22, 1963 – President Kennedy appears to have been shot in Dealey Plaza, Dallas on November 22, 1963 with a bullet allegedly derived from the Dum Dum bullet patented in 1897 by Captain Bertie-Clay of the Indian ammunition works at the town of Dum Dum in India and allegedly refined by the late Victor Rothschild as subsequently described in Darrel Rubin’s Biological active bullets, systems, and methods US9200877B1.

Con Air 1983 to 2002 – Charter members of the U.S. Senior Executive Service (SES) including Oliver ‘Buck’ Revell, former Marine Corps helicopter pilot flying Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight in the Vietnam war and a former (SES-6) FBI Director deputy in charge of Criminal Investigative, Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Intelligence activities and Field McConnell’s sister Kristine Marcy, former Senior Counsel for the U.S. Marshals Service, allegedly established a DOJ ‘Con Air’ SWAT team and murder-for-hire network using Serco’s air traffic control staff and Jerome H. Lemelson’s Prisoner tracking and warning system and corresponding methods US6054928A to track SES oath takers at a B.C. pig farm where up to 100 predominantly-First Nations prostitutes were shot with derivatives of the Dum Dum bullet between 1983 and 2002.

Boeing 21 December 1988 – Serco, preferred supplier of C4I and radio equipment to Boeing, and Kristine Marcy’s SES colleagues allegedly used Boeing’s Intervention flight management system to warn Oliver Buck Revell to pull his son and daughter-in-law off the tarmac just before Pan Am Flight 103 took off from London’s Heathrow airport at 18:25 hours on 21 December 1988 and inject a detonation signal through the Ford Motor Co.’s Radio beacon US1937876A into a bomb on the plane as it passed the Dean Cross beacon to deliver a body count of 243 passengers + 16 crew + 11 people on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland just after 19:02:50.

Con Air April 19, 1995 – SES associates apparently equipped Con Air SWAT team leader, Timothy McVeigh, with Lemelson’s Prisoner tracking and warning system for the mission which killed at least 168 people including 19 children in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 19, 1995 where “Con Air” Marcy allegedly sent McVeigh to be executed by lethal injection – perhaps using penetrator technology described in China’s Injection death execution vehicle CN2519750Y – on June 11, 2001 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana to ensure one less prospective whistleblower for producers of the first live-broadcast mass snuff film planned for 9/11.

Boeing April 3, 1996 – Serco and Kristine Marcy’s SES colleagues allegedly used Boeing’s Intervention flight management system to inject phony navigation signals into a modified United States Air Force Boeing CT-43A (Flight IFO-21) on a crash approach to Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 3, 1996, and used a Con Air SWAT team to put a Dum Dum bullet into the head of United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown whose office was burgled the following day by the former Commerce Department general counsel, Ira Sockowitz, who allegedly transferred details of all the patented technologies needed to hack the enemies of JFK’s secret society and destroy its financial, military and legislative assets on 9/11, into the ultimate custody of SES officers of the U.S. Small Business Administration and accelerated loan guarantee (liquidation) program.

Dum Dum December 26, 1996 – SES associates apparently issued Taser International’s Hand-held stun gun for incapacitating a human target US6636412B2 to the Con Air SWAT team which delivered a ransom note signed S.B.T.C (Small Business Torture Club?) to John Benett Ramsey in his Boulder Colorado home on December 26, 1996 where the note asked for $118,000 (equal to his Christmas bonus from the Lockheed Martin board of directors) in return for the safe return of his already-dead and cruelly-tortured daughter, the late JonBenet Ramsey.

Con Air 1993 through 911– SES associates apparently equipped Con Air SWAT teams, Oliver Buck Revell and the UK’s National Crime Squad (NCS) with the US Air Force’s Autonomous face recognition machine US5012522A and QinetiQ North America Inc’s Social Engineering Protection Appliance US9123027B2 so they can blackmail and extort witnesses into filtering physical truth (actus reus) from crime scene investigations and “Fakebook” profiles which might otherwise their roles in the Dum Dum murders of Vince Foster, former Deputy White House Counsel on July 29, 1993 and John O’Neill, former head of security at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Boeing September 11, 2001 – Marcy’s SES agents apparently used Con Air SWAT teams, Boeing’s Encryption for asymmetric data links US7023996B2 on 911 and Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) Interactive training system for AWACS weapons directors US6053736A to guide a Lockheed Martin Rocket-Boosted Guided Hard Target Penetrator US 6276277 B1 into the North Tower.

Boeing March and July 2014 – Oliver ‘Buck’ Revell’s SES associates apparently injected navigation data through Boeing’s Encryption for asymmetric data links US7023996B2 and SwRI’s Interactive training system for AWACS weapons directors US6053736A to conceal the alleged skyjacking of the Boeing 777-200ER of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to Beijing Capital International Airport in China and the Boeing 777-200ER of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) while from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on 17 July 2014 about 50 km (31 mi) from the Ukraine–Russia border to crash near Hrabove in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, 40 km (25 mi) from the border.

Con Air Lutnick Dum Dum Boeing October 1, 2017 – An apparent helicopter-borne Con Air Dum Dum SWAT team shot into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest festival while Rothschild agents allegedly used Howard W. Lutnick’s (Original Assignee CFPH LLC) System and method for convenience gaming US8696443B2 and Boeing’s Encryption for asymmetric data links US7023996B2 to conceal betting on the body counts.

With this the 288th Kelly public briefing, we have shown why the Trump Administration must purge associates of N M Rothschild, Serco shareholders and the U.S. Senior Executive Service from contracts with America particularly those related to their deployment of ‘Four Horsemen’ SWAT teams to extort silence from patentees or witnesses to what are in essence dead-pool killing-field missions which expose Serco shareholders to massive claims for wrongful deaths.

Abel Danger will help injured communities to develop remedies with crowd-funded docudrama film productions and class-action law suits so that while claims for wrongful deaths appear in courts of public opinion, scripts for physical acts causing deaths (actus reus) associated with the negligent, reckless, wilful, fraudulent and/or the covert use of patented devices can be published on the AD website without attempting to prove mental intent to murder (mens rea).


The missile that hit WTC 2 in Slow Motion

Media Coverage of Starnet Raid – August 20, 1999


SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! [Note representatives of Serco‘s private-equity groups, Serco‘s investment banker N M Rothschild (Wilbur Ross?) and Serco shareholders, including the British and Saudi Arabian governments, AXA (Co-developer of and with a presumed virtual office in the Trump Tower), Allianz, 10 Global Custodians with $100 trillion under management and the TIAA pension fund met in a junket (wagering) room on the 47th Floor of North Tower (WTC1) on 9/11!]

Yours sincerely,


Field McConnell
USMC 0116513
P O Box 39
Plum City WI 54761″


“Digital Fires Instructor Serco[Marine Corps Base!] Camp Pendleton, CA Uses information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action.”

“The Manchester Arena bombing was a suicide bombing attack in Manchester, United Kingdom on 22 May 2017. An Islamist detonated a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb as people were leaving Manchester Arena following a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande. The incident was treated as an act of terrorism.

Twenty-three people were killed, including the attacker, and 139 were wounded, more than half of them children. Several hundred more suffered psychological trauma. The bomber was Salman Ramadan Abedi, a 22-year-old local man of Libyan ancestry who had recently returned from Libya. After initial suspicions of a terrorist network, police later said they believed Abedi had largely acted alone but that others had been aware of his plans.

The incident was the deadliest terrorist attack and the first suicide bombing in Britain since the July 2005 London bombings.

According to German police sources, Abedi transited through Düsseldorf Airport on his way home to Manchester from Istanbul four days before the bombing.[69] French interior minister Gérard Collomb said in an interview with BFM TV that Abedi may have been to Syria, and had “proven” links with ISIS.[70] Abedi’s younger brother and father were arrested by Libyan security forces on 23 and 24 May respectively.[71] The brother was suspected of planning an attack in Libya, and was said to be in regular touch with Salman, and aware of the plan to bomb the Manchester Arena,[72] but not the date.[73] According to a Libyan official, the brothers spoke on the phone about 15 minutes before the attack was carried out.[74] On 1 November 2017, the UK formally requested Libya to extradite the bomber’s younger brother, Hashem Abedi to return to the UK to face trial for complicity in the murder of the 22 people killed in the explosion.[75]

Photographs of the remains of the IED published by The New York Times indicated that it had comprised an explosive charge inside a lightweight metal container which was carried within a black vest or a blue Karrimor backpack. Most of the fatalities occurred in a ring around the bomber. His torso was propelled by the blast through the doors to the arena, possibly indicating that the explosive charge was held in the backpack and blew him forward on detonation. A small device thought to have possibly been a hand-held detonator was also found.[76]US Congressman Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, indicated that the bomb contained the explosive TATP, which has been used in previous bombings.[77] According to Manchester police, the explosive device used by Abedi was the design of a skilled bomb-maker and had a back-up means of detonation.[78] Police also said Salman Abedi “bought most of Manchester bomb components himself” and that he was alone during much of the time before carrying out the Manchester bombing.[75][79]

On 28 May, police released images showing Abedi on the night of the bombing, taken from CCTV footage.[80]Further images showed Abedi walking around Manchester with a blue suitcase.[81]

According to US intelligence sources, Abedi was identified by the bank card that he had with him and the identification confirmed using facial recognition technology.[82]

A total of 22 people were arrested in connection with the attack, but had all been released without charge by 11 June following the police’s conclusion that Abedi was likely to have acted alone, even though others may have been aware of his plans.[83]”

Serco Processes 2 Millionth Patent Application for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office March 19, 2013 RESTON, VIRGINIA – March 18, 2013 – Serco Inc., a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services to the federal government, announced today that their Pre-Grant Publication (PGPubs) Classification Services team recently processed their 2 millionth patent application for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Each application was also processed within the contractually required 28-day window.”

“Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) Interactive training system for AWACS weapons directors US6053736A Abstract A training system for training AWACS weapons directors. The training system is programmed so that the student can select between a number of different training modes. These include interactive courseware, simulation, and live exercise modes. The system includes a voice recognition unit that is trained to recognize AWACS terminology and to interactively teach them. Original Assignee Priority date 1997-10-17 … 2000-04-25 Grant”

“Original Assignee Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und Pruefung (BAM)’s Triacetone Triperoxide and Diacetone Diperoxide Derivatives, Method for the Preparation and Use Thereof Abstract This disclosure is drawn to a triacetone triperoxide derivative in accordance with the general formula (I) and a diacetone diperoxide derivative in accordance with the general formula (II)wherein R1 is a hydrogen residue or an optionally halogenated or perhalogenated C1 to C5 alkyl group, R2 represents a linker molecule, and X represents a reactive or activatable group. A method for the preparation of the TATP or DADP derivatives and the use thereof as antigen for the preparation of TATP- or DADP-specific antibodies or other binders is also disclosed. The antibodies are preferably used in a biosensor for the detection of TATP or DADP in air. Original Assignee Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und Pruefung (BAM) Priority date 2009-04-27 2010-10-28 US20100273193A1 Application”

“Inventor Howard W. Lutnick et al … Original Assignee CFPH LLC .. System and method for convenience gaming US8696443B2 … A convenience gaming system is provided. The convenience gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas.

Inventor: Lee M. Amaitis; Joseph M. Asher; Howard W. Lutnick; Darrin M. Mylet; Alan B. Wilkins
Current Assignee: Interactive Games LLC Original Assignee CFPH LLC
Priority date: 2004-02-25 US8696443B2″

“Significant Changes in U.S. Patent Laws Intellectual Property Update 2000 By John T. McNelis ( .. On November 29, 1999 President Clinton signed the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999 (the “Act”). The Act significantly modified the patent laws of the United States by (1) mandating publication of certain applications, (2) expanding the number of situations in which a patent term is extended, (3) adding a first inventor defense to patent infringement claims for methods of doing and conducting business, and (4) allowing for increased third party participation in reexamination proceedings. Some of these modifications become effective for applications filed on or after November 29, 2000 while some of these modifications are already effective. This article summarizes these modifications and identifies some factors that should be accounted for when forming a strategic patent plan. I. 18 Month Publication of Some Patent Applications A common complaint of the patent system in the United States is that, because pending applications are not available to the public, a company that introduces a product or develops a technology may discover several years later that another company’s patent was pending at the time of such a product introduction which may result in an expensive redesign or payment of a licensing fee to the patentee.”

“THURSDAY, 12 AUGUST 2010 ‘Let’s Get Rid of This Goddamn Sim’: How NORAD Radar Screens Displayed False Tracks All Through the 9/11 Attacks

Military personnel responsible for defending U.S. airspace had false tracks displayed on their radar screens throughout the entire duration of the 9/11 attacks, as part of the simulation for a training exercise being conducted that day. Technicians at NORAD’s Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) were still receiving the simulated radar information around the time the third attack, on the Pentagon, took place. Those at NORAD’s operations center in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, were still receiving it several minutes after United Airlines Flight 93 apparently crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

No one has investigated why false tracks continued being injected onto NORAD radar screens long after the U.S. military was alerted to the real-world crisis taking place that morning. And yet we surely need to know more about these simulated “inputs” and what effect they had on the military’s ability to respond to the 9/11 attacks.”

“Training & Certification Trusted Training Agent for ATC

Serco is the only non-governmental entity that has been authorized to certify air traffic control specialists by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.

We have developed advanced training techniques for air traffic control that lead to accelerated learning and have a global safety culture rooted in 60-years of experience.

Next Generation Aviation Simulation

Serco was recently awarded the “Technology Implementation of the Year 2013” at the Aviation Business Awards for the implementation of a tower simulator at the Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai.

This tower simulator, which is the largest in the world, was designed by Serco and advanced the state-of-the-art in ATC training. The system integrates genuine controller instruments to create a “live” operational environment that includes communications systems, radar displays and airfield lighting.

The simulator, which can be configured to mimic any airport in the world, enables Dubai to learn from and integrate best practices developed at other leading airports. By simulating new procedures and technologies in a highly realistic environment, air traffic controllers avoid any disruptions and fully adjust to changes before they are adopted.

This is just one more way Serco helps our clients to world-class safety and efficiency.”

“Upon the abolition of the board in 1802, President Jefferson appointed Thornton the first Superintendent of the Patent Office. When Washington was burned by the British in 1814, Thornton convinced them not to burn the Patent Office because of its importance to mankind. He held the position from June 1, 1802 until his death in 1828 in Washington, DC. During his tenure, he introduced innovations including the patent reissue practice, which survives to this day.[9]

Some of Thornton’s reputation as an inventor is due to abuse of his position in the Patent Office. His improvements to John Fitch’s 1788 steamboat are patented but didn’t work. [10] When John Hall applied for a patent on a new breech-loading rifle in 1811, Thornton claimed he had also invented it. As proof, he showed Hall a Ferguson rifle, a British gun dating from 1776, refusing to issue the patent unless it was in his name as well as Hall’s name. [11]”

“INSIDE GAMING: $5.5 million fine keeps CG alive
January 22, 2014 – 11:36 am
There is a reason officials from CG Technology (formerly Cantor Gaming) said they were “glad to have reached a resolution” with Nevada gaming regulators and will pay the largest fine ever leveled against a casino or affiliated company.

The Las Vegas-based bookmaker — a subsidiary of Wall Street financial giant Cantor Fitzgerald LP — faced a potential death sentence by the state Gaming Control Board.

That prospect gave CG/Cantor’s leadership a “Sophie’s Choice” quandary.

Instead of watching a decadelong, billion-dollar investment go down the drain, CG Technology CEO Lee Amaitis and Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman Howard Lutnick accepted the stipulated agreement to the 18-count complaint, which included the $5.5 million fine.

The deal amounted to a plea of “nolo contendere” on the four most egregious charges. Gaming regulators said CG/Cantor leadership should have known the company’s top race and sports book official was also an agent for an illegal betting operation and had accepted almost $35 million in illegal wagers.

CG/Cantor admitted guilt to the other 14 counts.

The settlement requires approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission at a public hearing Thursday. The five commissioners may also exact their own pound of flesh from the company.

By the time a deal was hashed out more than a week ago, CG was humbled.

The company, coincidentally, changed its name from Cantor Gaming on the same day the control board handed down the complaint. It took a week for the settlement to be finalized as lawyers argued over language.

CG/Cantor Gaming reportedly still faces a federal investigation over potential illegal wagering activities, so the settlement with Nevada needed to be crafted in a way to avoid the all-out admittance of guilt.”


March 1997 Report Number I-97-05

Rather than relying solely on commercial flights to move prisoners over long distances, the USMS established its own air transport capability in 1985 with the purchase of a Boeing 727 (B-727) aircraft, capable of moving about 100 prisoners at a time. The hub of the newly created Air Operations Division was located at the airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.”

“”Con-Air” in 1/6 San Diego Union Tribune [news article]
From: (Glenn Campbell, Las Vegas)
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 10:37:42 -0800
Subject: “Con-Air” in 1/6 San Diego Union Tribune [news article]

A correspondent passed this 1/6 article on to us. He adds:

“The article in the hard-copy paper has a couple of pictures to go with the story (no pix on-line). One picture shows the shoulder patch on the aircrew uniforms, another shows prisoners lined up about to board a Convair 580. The paint job on the plane looked like INS or maybe US Marshals Service, it was a green stripe with an eagle forward of the door.”


(Password required)

The article is relevant here because of recent discussion of Con-Air flights using the “Janet” company name.


You won’t need a reservation on this airline — no matter how many travelers flood the airport.

Don’t worry about traffic or parking. Shuttles are provided. And the price is right — you fly for free.

But think carefully before you step aboard. This is ConAir, and all the passengers are federal prisoners.

“We don’t serve mixed drinks,” said Thomas Little, chief of air operations for the program, officially titled the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System, or J-Pats.

Call it ConAir and Little knows what you mean. It’s the name the air transport system has picked up inside the U.S. Marshals Service, which flies a fleet of 13 airplanes on regular routes across the country every day.

During the past year, the prisoner airline spent $24 million moving more than 100,000 federal inmates — including 12,000 from San Diego — to and from trials, prisons and medical centers nationwide.

The inmates fly mostly on 727s and DC-9s. But the airline, which has merged with the air wing of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, also operates Convair 580s, a Lear jet and a number of smaller aircraft.

Among the most infamous of its recent travelers were Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski and the men accused in the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh.

Nichols and McVeigh were transported in the dead of night in an operation much akin to a clandestine military operation, Little said. He did not want to go into details but mentioned that a decoy plane was among the ploys used to guard against possible attempts by supporters to free the suspects.

Federal officials have always been circumspect about the fine points of prisoner movement. But ConAir soon could gain a higher public profile with the planned release in June of a movie by the same name.

In the Disney film, Nicolas Cage plays a hapless prisoner who wanders into a hijack plot aboard a Marshals Service plane carrying a group of high-security inmates.

The Hollywood marshals rough up some of the prisoners, and the plane crashes, leaving the real Marshals Service frowning on the silver screen’s invention, said Kristine Marcy, a top official in charge of detentions.

“We don’t beat up our prisoners, and our planes certainly don’t crash,” Marcy said on a recent trip to San Diego, where she was trying to find more jail space for federal prisoners.

The space problem here is acute because of the high number of border arrests. So, San Diego is a regular stop on ConAir’s West Coast air route, with 12 flights per week scheduled into Lindbergh Field.

Prisoners — mostly people being held for entering the country with false documents — are flown from San Diego to Las Vegas, where they are housed in the city jail. They are flown back a few days later for deportation hearings.

Without the air transportation system, Operation Gatekeeper, the federal border crackdown, would not have been possible, said Mark Reed, San Diego’s district director for the INS.

Before ConAir was called in last July, Reed said, the INS was spending hours on the road busing hundreds of prisoners to Las Vegas, the closest jail space available.

Kim Porter, who coordinates INS air transportation in San Diego, estimated that 12,000 inmates have flown from here to Las Vegas and back aboard federal planes.

“If the planes stopped flying for just one day, a monkey wrench would be thrown into the whole system,” Porter said.

Because of the San Diego jail space problem, there was no holiday break here for ConAir. While flights in other parts of the country were cut back during the Christmas season, San Diego continued its rigorous schedule of two flights every weekday and one each Saturday and Sunday.

Marcy said the air transportation system inspires a high level of commitment in its personnel.

“People are always willing to be on standby or to work overtime,” she said, noting that the planes are not always used for prisoner transport.

After a hurricane flattened parts of the Virgin Islands last year, the prisoner transportation system flew in some of the first reinforcements to help establish law and order, she said.

After the Oklahoma City bombing, the airline flew evidence to the FBI crime laboratory in Washington, D.C., she said.”

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