February 29, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Pilot scared north Mississippi Saturday with threat; arrested after landing in field

An airport worker stole a plane in Tupelo and threatened to crash it into a Walmart store.

The situation began at approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3.

“TPD was notified that a pilot of an airplane (possibly King Air type) was flying over Tupelo. The pilot has made contact with E911 and is threatening to intentionally crash into Wal Mart on West Main,” the Tupelo Police Department reported at 6:37 a.m.

Tupelo Police Chief John Quaka said the pilot, Cory Patterson, 29, of Tupelo, stole the plane, called 911 and threatened to crash into the Walmart store on West Main Street.

The store and the surrounding area were evacuated.

Read more – WTVA: https://bit.ly/3QgMxRD