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Canadian North donates 737 to aviation museum

Sept. 3, 2014, Edmonton - The Alberta Aviation Museum has been spared very expensive replacement costs of stolen plane parts thanks to a donation from Canadian North airlines.


September 3, 2014
By The Edmonton Journal

After a break-in over the weekend at Villeneuve Airport where the
museum’s Boeing 737 was on display, thieves made away with an emergency
hatch along with structural, support and electrical parts of the plane.

 

Dale
Hyrve, a manager with Canadian North, presented the museum with a used
emergency hatch Friday to replace the stolen door. The hatch is valued
at more than $5,000.

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Hyrve also said that Canadian North would
replace the smaller items that were stolen, if they were available in
the company’s used inventory.

 

Museum executive director Thomas
Hinderks said the break-in was made to look like an act of vandalism,
but evidence collected from the Boeing 737 suggested the thieves were
experienced. Police said the perpetrators had entered the plane in a
very precise way and had used latex gloves. The items stolen suggested
they were knowledgeable about planes.