GV Copilot, Flight Attendant Freed by Congo

 - March 31, 2011, 8:11 AM

The copilot and flight attendant who were detained in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) along with a Gulfstream V have been freed and have returned to the U.S., according to a source close to the flight crew. The pilot and passengers have flown to Kinshasa, DRC. The GV was allegedly detained because of a large amount of cash carried into Goma, DRC, during a charter flight by the GV on February 4 and plans to exchange the cash for gold. The copilot and flight attendant are healthy, according to the source, who has been in constant contact with them. The GV is managed by Arcadia Aviation of New York, N.Y., and registered to Southlake Aviation of Irving, Texas. o