Theft alert: a principal flute loses his instrument

We have been asked to post a cry for help from Eyal Ein-Habar, principal flute of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. His flute was in a black bag on a flight from Chapel Hill to Philadelphia on April 4th and was taken, perhaps by mistake, by another passenger.

The instrument is a 19.5k Powell flute. Serial no. 13176.

Eyal is distraught. Please help him find it by sharing this information.

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UPDATE: No sign yet of the missing flute. Eyal has given some more details here.

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  • I heard the IPO in Houston just ten days ago. One of the many wonderful things that struck me was the range of colors and beauty of sound produced by Eyal Ein-Habar. His flute is an extension of his body and soul. May it be returned soon.

  • Thanks Norman for continuing to get the word out about these. We always share them via FB & Twitter. Online communities are the best thing going for getting instruments back. That’s why we started GearTrack – a free searchable db of stolen and legitimately owned gear.

    Thanks for continuing to advocate for victims of theft!

  • Was it taken from on board, or from baggage claim? It isn’t clear. If on board, the airline surely knows all the possible suspects.

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