If you think back a while, the Ranter covered a story concerning a Boeing 727 tanker which had gone missing from Angola, resulting in a terrorism scare. I was rather sceptical, and when a bulletin board story came up suggesting that it had been located in Beirut after being repossessed I got quite smug, publicly! Recently though, the story has come to life again as they may have got the wrong aircraft (doh!). What's especially interesting are these two links posted by a user on this BB. You'll notice that the seller of the plane in the second link below is the same man as the convicted dealer in fake aircraft parts in the first. Has it perhaps been broken up for spares on the black market?
1996 Business Week story