A spy plane was identified flying over the Maricopa County audit.
What information are they after?
Sunday morning we were alerted to the fact that a plane was circling around the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum last week. We received only the picture above. We followed up and found more information on this plane and additional information on other events where a plane circled the sky in a similar fashion. One such incident was in San Bernadino after the shooting spree by Islamic terrorists Farook and Malik.
But we looked further into this flight above in Arizona and found the plane used was owned by the City of Phoenix:
We also learned that PC-12’s were used in Afghanistan. An article in Stars and Stripes discussed the PC-12’significance to Intel gathering there:
When the wing was created some six years ago, this type of real-time intelligence was a pipe-dream to Afghanistan’s nascent national security forces. Now, its 450-man crew is responsible for 17 PC-12 single-engine turboprops, along with 30 Russian-built Mil Mi-17 transport helicopters, equipped with machine guns and rockets and fitted with Kevlar armor plating.
And we also uncovered that the PC-12 in Phoenix is owned by the Police Department:
We could determine that the bird that circled Phoenix near the Coliseum was the Police bird because it took off from Deer Valley Airport, where the police air support is located. (Note per update below that the Phoenix Police Department confirmed this was their plane.)
We then found out that there appears to have been several days of activity in and near the Arizona Coliseum by the police department using multiple aircraft.
CD Media picked up on this story and published a piece Sunday evening: BREAKING: Intelligence Surveillance Aircraft Has Been Circling AZ Audit Location And Collecting Information On American Citizens Working For Election Integrity
The PC-12 aircraft has full motion video capability and can vacuum up cell phone transmissions and follow the connection to the other end of the call to find out intelligence on the other party involved.
These aircraft were used heavily in the Middle East against terrorists.
There is no information on what U.S. government agency is using the aircraft to spy on American citizens working for election integrity.
One source told CDMedia it could be the FBI, the military, or U.S. intelligence agencies.
This story started earlier in the day but by evening a different trip recorded online shows the police plane in a similar pattern on Friday, April 30:
So now we need to find out why the police plane is circling the skies over the coliseum where the Maricopa County audit is being performed?
For what purpose is the plane listening in on calls related to phones in and near that coliseum? Maybe it’s explainable and maybe not.
Hat tip Kris
UPDATE: We received the following response from Maggie Cox, Sergeant Public Affairs Bureau Phoenix Police Department:
This was brought to our attention by another media outlet. The article narrative is not accurate. While the maps do accurately represent our flights, both times were the aircraft was on police calls that had nothing to do with the events at the Veteran Memorial Coliseum. Please update your news story”.