WaPo: A pilot kidnapped a foreign student and tried to deport him to China, police say

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California police say they thwarted a vigilante deportation attempt last week — in which a pilot allegedly kidnapped a foreign student, took him to an airport and tried to send him “back to China.”

Jonathan McConkey, a pilot and certified flight instructor, is accused of orchestrating the kidnapping with his assistant, Kelsi Hoser, a ground instructor. Both reportedly worked at the IASCO Flight Training school in Redding, Calif.

Among IASCO’s students were dozens of Chinese nationals with student visas, according to court records. KRCR News 7 reported the school contracted with China’s civil aviation authority to train its new pilots, one of whom was apparently Tianshu “Chris” Shi.

Shi, 21,  told the Record Searchlight that he had been in the United States for about seven months — living with several other IASCO trainees at an apartment in Redding.

It was there, police said, that McConkey and Hoser came for the student.


Jonathan McConkey. (Redding, Calif., police)

The pair first showed up at the apartment on Thursday night, according to a police statement.

Shi told the Searchlight that they ordered him to pack and be ready to leave for China at daybreak.

“I said I didn’t receive any documents from China,” he said.

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Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. …and in what kinda aircraft would McConkey & Hoser plan to cover a distance of nearly 8000 miles to China without any prior arrangements or collaboration from a main line air carrier in US or otherwise? None in IASCO’s fleet of say Cessna trainer aircraft can cover a distance to Kansas let alone a trans Pacific flight!! Some facts are missing here.

  2. Think you can trust the Chinese? The next time you order Chicken with Brocoli just ask someone from China, “Just how much Brocoli do you all eat over there in China?” You’ll never trust those rascals again.

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