This morning the Washington Free Beacon reported that Sen. Claire McCaskill took an “uncommon” step with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to hide tracking information on her private plane from the public.
“The company hired by McCaskill to operate the plane, a 2009 Pilatus PC-12/47E, wrote to the FAA earlier this year in April to ask that tracking information on the plane be blocked from the public, according to email records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon through a Freedom of Information Act request.”
“An FAA representative told the Washington Free Beacon it remains uncommon for plane owners or operators to request flight information be blocked, despite the eased process.”
McCaskill has yet to respond to the Washington Free Beacon’s request on why she sought to block her plane’s tracking information from the public and whether it is due to the upcoming 2018 campaign and her extensive travel.
McCaskill’s considerable use of her private plane to traverse the state continues to be an issue dragging down her campaign. As the most endangered Senate incumbent up for election in 2018, McCaskill can hardly afford another air travel issue that nearly derailed her campaign in 2012.