Ex-Nissan chief made escape to Beirut aboard charter flights
ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish jet company says former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s daring escape from Japan involved a charter plane from Osaka to Istanbul and another from Istanbul to Beirut. It also involved help from an employee who falsified flight records so Ghosn’s name didn’t appear on them. Exactly how Ghosn managed to flee Japan remains a mystery, but new details emerged about the route he apparently took to get to Lebanon. He grew up there and is considered something of a national hero. Interpol has issued a wanted notice for Ghosn, but Japan has no extradition treaty with Lebanon and it appears unlikely he would be handed over.