Pilot Who Landed On Golf Course Charged

Pilot Who Landed On Golf Course Charged

There are 14 comments on the NBC 5 Chicago story from Apr 30, 2008, titled Pilot Who Landed On Golf Course Charged. In it, NBC 5 Chicago reports that:

Flying from Lake Villa to Lincolnshire to get his son to a tennis lesson on time led to two counts of reckless conduct and one of child endangerment against a pilot.

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Palatine Resident

Schaumburg, IL

#1 Apr 30, 2008
Who Cares.

Let's talk about the coward TODD STROGER who backed out on the town meeting scheduled for this Wednesday.
And how everyone has it posted except NBC5.

STROGER is a CROOK and a COWARD.
Rubi - South Elgin

Lyndhurst, NJ

#2 Apr 30, 2008
It's about time this idiot was charged with something. Can you imagine EVERYONE landing their planes wherever they wanted?
Nikki Zivkovic

Elmhurst, IL

#3 Apr 30, 2008
He should be charged! He also should be charged with trespassing! That is really irresponsible. SO what if he is late! Poor judgment all the way around. It was more important for his kid to get to the lesson on time, than his son's safety, by making him cross a really busy street.
Voice of Reason

Riverside, MI

#4 Apr 30, 2008
am i the only one thinking that this is a case of the rich thinking they can do what ever they want?
josie

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Apr 30, 2008
Voice of Reason wrote:
am i the only one thinking that this is a case of the rich thinking they can do what ever they want?
nope... I was thinking it too!
Voice of Reason

Riverside, MI

#6 Apr 30, 2008
I mean... what was the Bentley out for a detailing where they HAD to take the plane out?

But how rich can they be? if they were that baller-rific, they would of just had their own private lesson on their tennis court as "jeeves" plays as the opponent. "Good backhand Master Smithington"
A Reader

Chicago, IL

#7 Apr 30, 2008
Think how much money this is going to cost to prosecute? What a waste of money! They could use that money towards prosecuting something far worse. If this guy damaged the property he landed on in any way, then wouldn't it make more sense to have him pay for the damage? As for the kid crossing a busy street.....well, he is 14, just 2 years short of driving---I'm sure he is old enough to know how to cross a street. What a waste of time and money.
Christine

United States

#8 Apr 30, 2008
This is a case of a moron being a moron and nothing more.
Jayne

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 30, 2008
Was this dumb? Yes. Irresponsible? Yes. But criminal? Kind of seems harsh over something petty like this.
Lis

AOL

#10 Apr 30, 2008
Amazing what rich people think they have the right to do. That guy has too much money for his own good!!
josie

Los Angeles, CA

#12 May 1, 2008
A Reader wrote:
Think how much money this is going to cost to prosecute? What a waste of money! They could use that money towards prosecuting something far worse. If this guy damaged the property he landed on in any way, then wouldn't it make more sense to have him pay for the damage? As for the kid crossing a busy street.....well, he is 14, just 2 years short of driving---I'm sure he is old enough to know how to cross a street. What a waste of time and money.
You have some good points, however, I still think they should prosecute this guy.

True it will cost to prosecute, but if they do not prosecute cases like this, then people like this think they can get away with anything.

Just because a person has money and is stupid, doesn't mean we should allow them to continue to think they have the right to do stupid things like this.
Justice for all

United States

#13 May 1, 2008
tennis lesson? that's pretty gay!
Baaaaah

Elk Grove Village, IL

#14 Nov 2, 2008
You people that are attacking this guy are a sad bunch of brainless sheep.
SteveoChiTown

United States

#15 Nov 3, 2008
The kid should have used his ultralite and land closer to the court and not on the golf course.

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