Stolen King Air still flying as of 8:38am on Sat (9-3-22)

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  1. Bacho

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    From the video, appears to be a twin turboprop. And it was stolen.
     
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    Apparently a 29-year old stole a King Air and threatened to crash it into Wal-Mart in Tupelo. As of this post, he is still flying. He's staying at around 1000 MSL.

    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N342ER
     
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    He's still going....
     
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    They says it's an employee of the tupelo airport. One point he was circling the Toyota plant. Now he is up by holy springs.
     
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    Hopefully it won't end in more than one fatality. (Obviously no fatalities would be best)
     
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    Umm, @ktup-flyer, come on down sir… the joke is over! ;) :p
     
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    it's gonna run out of gas eventually..........skyking copycat.....
     
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    Still airborne. Wonder why there's no ANG or other plane tailing him.
     
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    Probably is, just not trackable.
     
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    Schrodinger’s King Air.

    It’s not a wrecked fireball. But it is.

    sympathies, in advance to anyone hurt by this person.
     
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    SWA flight just flew overhead of his current area - 38k feet of separation... seemed odd, but zero chance he could interfere. He is definitely keep to the rural area northwest of Ripley for the last little bit.
     
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    I was thinking this. If he heads toward a concentrated population something may happen. Otherwise, he'll run out of fuel, he's been airborne for hours, at low altitude.
     
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    It is a pile of ****. I wonder who it is…
     
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    Walmart Distress Disorder… it’s a thing.
     
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    paging @WDD .........
     
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    No offical update. It appears that he is down.

    Report of aircraft that went supersonic a while ago. Guessing ANG.
     
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    as of 9:30am CDT

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    What would they do?
     
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    Still in motion on both of my ADS-B trackers. I don't know how long the delay.
     
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    How delayed is flightradar? track is still showing altitude, speed, and movement
     
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    Shoot him down if he approached a populated area.
     
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    He disappeared from ADSb exchange about 25 minutes ago.
     
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    Either he's been talked into staying in rural areas, knows someone who lives out there, or ANG is keeping him boxed out. My Flightradar session timed out.
     
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    Flightaware is updating fairly close to real-time
     
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    a (reputable?) news source is covering it now.... Looks like he's over some national park now
     
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    Oh ya, he’s still going!
     
  32. Kenny Phillips

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    Open it in another window.
     
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    edit. nope. glitch
     
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    Huge oscillations…..VSI -1400 down to 700 agl then back to 1500 agl. Or is flightradar msl?
     
  35. Kenny Phillips

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    If it's MSL, he's nearly on the deck at some points. Those PTs are gonna be sucking fuel. I'm shocked at how long he's been up.
    You can find his ID on twitter.
     
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    The alleged guy posted this earlier.
     

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  37. Kenny Phillips

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    Others are indicating that isn't him. We'll know shortly, that thing's on fumes.
     
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    what's the full fuel endurance on a King Air 90 at those low altitudes?
     
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    After 9/11 I just assumed this was SOP if we fly suspiciously. I'm kinda surprised we don't have Avengers driving around all the time
     
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    That's rough. hopeing for some sort of peace for him and his loved ones. dang.

    Surely the ANG has a radius now on this guy. I would shudder to think who is watching how long of a leash a crazy plane gets these days.