'Fantasy Island' plane used in drug smuggling ring

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Plane made famous in "Fantasy Island" opening used to smuggle drugs into Oklahoma

Lance West, KFOR-TV

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) - It was the centerpiece of the classic '70s and early '80s TV classic "Fantasy Island."

"It's so recognizable at the beginning of the TV show," Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesman Mark Woodward said. "You saw the guests come and the line, the plane That catch line is quite famous."

But when the show was canceled, the plane went from "famous" to "notorious."

The production company unloaded the sea plane.

It would later be used to smuggle drugs from Columbia into the United States.

Read more at KFOR.com.


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