suicide by Cessna

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  1. pmanton

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    I am sure it happens more often then people realize...:redface::redface:
     
  3. pbramlett

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    Good grief. A product of the "everone's a winner" society. I hate that he killed himself. He was a pilot, or at least could fly somewhat. I mean what more could you need? I'm sure he could have found a woman that could appreciate that skill, or at least rent one.

    sad.
     
  4. evapilotaz

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    Poor Cessna. It didn't deserve to die. RIP Cessna .
     
  5. Geico266

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    We had one here a couple of years ago. The pilot was about to be sentenced to prison for child molestation I think.
     
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    agreed....:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:
     
  7. Geico266

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    :rolleyes2:
     
  8. pbramlett

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    I think you are more than likely correct.
     
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    As I always say when one succeeds:

    "Good job at doing something right."
     
  10. evapilotaz

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    Why couldn't he have someone take him up in a airplane and he just jumps out. at least the Cessna airplane would be saved.
     
  11. taters

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    yep N9998 the nicest 152 the FBO had at the time..the hellbound scumbag flew it into a water tower....
     
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    California. He probably couldn't have a gun - and there will be folks that will say that this is why guns are "controlled" in California.
     
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    Ever been to Redding?

    I thought not.
     
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    We did, unfortunately, have an unsuccessful attempt in a Cirrus a while back.

    Though I cannot understand what drives a person to that point, I do try to sympathize, if not empathize.
     
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    I am of two minds when it comes to suicide. The first is that it is an essentially selfish act, and is all too often a permanent solution to a very temporary problem. That would seem to describe the current case quite well.

    However, cells commit suicide all the time. The process is called apoptosis, or programmed cell death. It happens if a cell is too badly damaged or no longer useful to its society (the cells of the body). What is good enough for cells is certainly applicable to the organism, in my view.

    I feel strongly that people who are in pain and can expect not relief ought to have the option. I certainly wouldn't stick around if all I could look forward to is more pain. But I'd try not to take an innocent airplane with me.
     
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    Actually, I have. Not a place that's high on my list for a return trip.

    Chico, Yuba City, and Modesto, too. Among many cities in the state.
     
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    Here as in "Nebraska" or here as in "POA"?
     
  20. Unit74

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    If it was a DV, there is a VERy good chance that if he did have firerarm, they were either seized at the time of arrest OR as part of his bond he was required to give them up.


    DV convictions can completely change an average joes life. A career criminal, not so much. But a generally law abiding citizen could see this as an end of the road.

    At least he didn't auger into his house or worse.
     
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    A pretty late '80s Piper Warrior that I used to rent was done in similarly.

    :(

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  22. Unit74

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    That field looks very familiar, I just can't place it....
     
  23. BigBadLou

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    So what's so abundant in California that it would be easy to use for suicide? He could have just swum out to the Pacific. Or overdosed on Xanax.

    I agree, poor li'l Cessna. :(
    Fortunately he wasn't an a-hole and didn't decide to take others with him. You can imagine how much worse it could have been. "Crazy people be crazy".
     
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    KPOC, circa 1989. The airplane was based at KVNY, though.
     
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    Too bad he had to destroy the airplane,surprised he didn't crash it into the house they lived in,while she was home.
     
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    I really couldn't give a **** about a "poor Cessna."
     
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    Waste of a perfectly good airplane

    Rest in peace pilot
     
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    Condolences to his family and friends.
     
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    This did happen to a high school friend of mine back in the mid 70's. His mom and dad were in the middle of a divorce and the guy (student pilot) got in a 150 with his brother to go buzz his house in an attempt to scare his wife. He ended up crashing into a tree next to his own driveway killing himself and his brother.

    My friend had it rough for a few years. Could never say absolutely that is was suicide because it was doubtful the brother would have signed up for that but witnesses said he made no attempt to pull out of the dive.
     
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    sorry, I'm not up on my misfit criminal lingo....wtf is DV?
     
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    domestic violence
     
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    Pretty far from L.A. literally and otherwise.:)
     
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    What is wrong with you. :mad2: Airplanes have soles and do go to heaven.
     
  34. James331

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    People off themselves in the dumbest ways.. Honestly just inject a ton of insulin and just go to sleep, save the second amendment and GA the bad publicity.

    Other peoples kids....
     
  35. Palmpilot

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    The restrictiveness of gun laws varies widely within the state.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_California
     
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    No, because they don't own the plane. At most they can deny coverage, but that's it. If he owes money on it, and the insurance refuses to pay out the lender can come after the estate, but not the insurance company.
     
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    There won't be an estate to file a claim against if all the assets were joint between the husband and wife and/or the assets have a beneficiary designation.

    Also, Creditors of only one spouse (except the IRS) usually can not touch a jointly held asset between husband and wife.
     
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    There are a lot worse ways of dying than flying off into the sunrise or sunset some day.

    For the gentleman in question, he was just stupid.