There's a big thread on what he did and the aviation end of all of it already, I didn't want to detract from that conversation thus the new thread. So apparently, from what's known this guy decided to end his life which is sadly all too common but there's a twist here. He didn't go quietly with a whimper... and he didn't go out and murder a bunch of people he instead acted out a fantasy of his without hurting anyone else(the financial interests in the aircraft not withstanding). Obviously one doesn't want to condone suicide or theft and reckless operation of an aircraft but as suicides go it's not bad. Sure beats the heck of the ones that go murder a bunch of their coworkers or classmates that's for sure. Also I think it's a fantasy a lot of us have thought of... like if you were diagnosed with some terminal illness and only had weeks to live. Who hasn't thought of doing something epic that, normally, would get one fired/sued/jailed but since you're dying who cares about the consequences. Some of the radio calls the guy made too... like apologizing to all his loved ones. Really sounds like he had thought all this out and planned to have a golden moment before ending it all. I see folks in some circles speaking almost admiringly of the guy. IDK if I'd go that far but there's certainly some romanticism to it.