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

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  1. EricVKX

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    Weather may get him
     
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    Did he just end it?
     
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    Wondering same thing....
     
  4. MacFlier

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    No updates anymore on fr24
     
  5. Kenny Phillips

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    Yeah, no more returns on any of my apps. Should be over.
     
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  7. Pilawt

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    Looks like Game Over. Last hit on Flightaware was 900' MSL -- about 450' AGL -- and 163 mph. Appears to be sparsely-populated, wooded country.
     
  8. Jdm

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    Wow. Appears that he’s very close to my location now! That’s a Tupelo based King Air.
     
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    Interesting no law enforcement or fire helicopters in the area... At least not on ADS-B.
     
  10. N444MD

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    Man's mind and spirit grow with the space in which they are allowed to operate. — Krafft A. Ehricke
    How do you receive a report when a plane goes supersonic other than when someone on the ground is witnessing ?
     
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  11. Pi1otguy

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    Did he go down or just discover his transponder was on?
     
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    Still not seeing any emergency aircraft over the area where he was last pinged so perhaps he turned it off or the FAA turned it off...
     
  13. Jdm

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    This is Mississippi we’re talking about! :)
     
  14. Pi1otguy

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    Are there no news helos out there? In SoCal about 7 would have swarmed the area by now.
     
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  15. RyanB

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    Yeah looks like he ended it.
     
  16. Grum.Man

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    Reports are in that he crashed. I am sure the FAA grounded all traffic in the area so it will take a minute for first responders.
     
  17. RingLaserGyroSandwich

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    Is that a model of King Air that requires a type rating?
     
  18. Hunter Handsfield

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    FlightAware seems to have stopped updating, last altitude no higher than 900'. Said to be over a national forest: What's the terrain altitude?
     
  19. RyanB

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    No.
     
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    Get ready for the "we have to do something" political **** storm that is sure to follow.
     
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    No TFR, so planes not "grounded."
     
  23. Jdm

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    Holly Springs National Forest I’m guessing. Hard to say but his last location seems to be just a bit east of that. I fly this area a lot. Mix of heavy woods but also a lot of farm land. Parts of the forest are kinda rugged but nothing major. There’s a lot 4 wheeler trails and fire access roads through the forest.
     
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    He’s fine. Union County police have him
     
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  26. RyanB

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    Did it kill him?
     
  27. RyanB

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    Oh wow!
     
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  28. Kenny Phillips

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    I assumed suicide by plane. Perhaps he had a change of heart; otherwise, this joyride will cost him years of freedom.
     
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  29. Deelee

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    Unreal...
     
  30. tiger

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    Per video on social media it might even be a re-usable airplane.
     
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  31. kayoh190

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    Gotta do what you gotta do for that turbine PIC!
     
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  32. Pi1otguy

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    Federal time too.

    Is this just theft or is it terrorism?
     
  33. Dave Theisen

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    “we’ll give you a class date, but you need three more hours of multi before it starts”. :)
     
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    we’ve got fences around the airports… :rolleyes:
     
  35. schmookeeg

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    Too bad the cops on-scene couldn't finish the job he started and failed at.
     
  36. Pi1otguy

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    It was an inside job though
     
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  37. Let'sgoflying!

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    edit per ktup, none of these.

    Im seeing “Patterson, (Cory or Corey)”
    (There are 17 Pattersons in MS. There is one Cory in Shannon, MS, student pilot years ago)
     
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    Walmart shoppers can return now.
     
  39. FancyG

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    You believe the police should murder this guy?
     
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  40. Todd82

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    To deadstick a king air in a "good landing" this wasn't just a run of the mill suicidal plane thief. Dude evidently knew his way around king airs, how to feather, etc.
     
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