Why did an airplane seemingly destined for Iraq somehow end up in Highlands County, Fla.?

Authorities aren't saying much, but the case of the mystery plane has gotten local residents talking, according to a report by MyFOXTampaBay.

The small plane, which made an emergency landing in a Florida field, featured Iraqi markings on its body, but most were covered up by paper, the TV station reports.

Capt. Randy Labelle of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office told MyFOXTampaBay that the plane was en route from Tampa to Miami and was owned by a private contractor planning to take about a dozen of the planes to Iraq.

But Labelle couldn't say what the plane was doing on this trip, or what happened to the pilot, who was taken to an airport and whisked away on another plane.

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