1,499. 3/15/1999

“In March 1999, the intelligence community obtained information [from al Qaeda double agent Ali Mohamed] regarding plans by an al Qaeda member [Khalid Dahab], who was a U.S. citizen, to fly a hang glider into the Egyptian Presidential Palace and detonate explosives. The person, who received hang-glider training in the United States, brought a hang glider to Afghanistan. However, various problems arose during the testing of the glider. He was subsequently arrested and is in custody abroad.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, Page 192

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