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Old 09-03-2022, 06:14 AM
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Some guy stole a King Air 90 and is flying around Tupelo, MS.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...h-Walmart.html
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Old 09-03-2022, 06:20 AM
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Sounds like the perfect candidate for a shoot-down. On the other hand, it's only walmart. Worst-case: he does dozens of dollars worth of damage to some valuable Chinese copies of someone else's product.
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Wow. Yeah shoot down might be the way to go but tough call... would need to ensure the location minimized risk to stuff on the ground.

A crazy dude is not as clear a case as obvious professional terrorists. Might be able to talk him down safely.

Also frankly a shootdown in CONUS, of anything, is not going to make the traveling public feel warm and fuzzy.
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Old 09-03-2022, 07:24 AM
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I think he is done flying
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News is reporting that the pilot(?) is in custody.
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Old 09-06-2022, 03:29 PM
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He was a refuel guy at Tupelo airport.
He had some flight instruction, but hadn't done a landing yet.
Over the radio, he made threats, but never carried them out.
When he was very low on fuel, he said that "this is the end."
A private pilot talked him down on the radio - he landed in a field a few miles from the airport.
He is in custody.
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Heard the guy now has an interview at Skywest.
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Heard the guy now has an interview at Skywest.
At least that is more than the guy who stole and crashed the Horizon plane could say.
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At least that is more than the guy who stole and crashed the Horizon plane could say.
Rich would have flowed to AS if he could have pulled off a crash landing.
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Saw an update this morning with some info I hadn't heard about.
Cory Patterson had worked at the FBO for 10 years and has held a student pilot certificate since 2013.
He had an experienced pilot talking him down. I don't know if he could have made the airport or put it down in the field deliberately.
He is being held without bail and may face additional federal charges.
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