Pilot charged in Florida plane crash

Pilot charged in Florida plane crash

There are 3 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Jan 14, 2009, titled Pilot charged in Florida plane crash. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

The Geist area man who police believe tried to fake his death to escape a fraud investigation is now in custody.

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JDY

United States

#1 Jan 14, 2009
I know him and his family. Please be carful what you say because his wife and kids are wonderful people. I will really sorry for them. He was having an affair and his wife knew that so she is really soffering right now. Sorry Michelle.
HappyJack

Wichita, KS

#2 Jan 14, 2009
He's not too awful bright I think...

Why not head the plane south and have it crash in the Gulf?

No airplane, no body, no worries...

Somebody's radar would have picked it up as it headed out over the Gulf, he could have transmitted his distress call... Instead of Birmingham go to Mobile, they have hotels and storage facilities there too... Jump on his scooter and ride off into the sunset...

Probably a foolproof plan...

Instead he has it crash land on earth, no body to be found, and the pilot's door swinging in the breeze...

O well...
lincoln

Champaign, IL

#3 Jan 14, 2009
HappyJack wrote:
He's not too awful bright I think...
Why not head the plane south and have it crash in the Gulf?
No airplane, no body, no worries...
Somebody's radar would have picked it up as it headed out over the Gulf, he could have transmitted his distress call... Instead of Birmingham go to Mobile, they have hotels and storage facilities there too... Jump on his scooter and ride off into the sunset...
Probably a foolproof plan...
Instead he has it crash land on earth, no body to be found, and the pilot's door swinging in the breeze...
O well...
I think the plane going down in the Gulf was his plan. It ran out of fuel too soon. So maybe the threat to the Floridans wasn't intentional. Not having the tank topped off wasn't too bright.
Calling a mayday about chest pains/heart attack would have been believable.
Still, the Air Force pilots reported the door being open.

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