Wayward Pilot, With Multiple Convictions, Confirmed As Dead
Opinion, Analysis and Observation by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell
After years of holding our breath and dreading the beating the aviation world was taking over the crimes and mis-deeds of one of the most dreadful aviators in the world, we can sadly confirm that the potential for future damage and death is finally over. The remains of David G Riggs, a multiply convicted felon, con-man and errant pilot were pulled from a Chinese lake by a dive and recovery team and identified as the illicit airman. Riggs had an extraordinary history of crime, cons, frauds and just plain foolish behavior... both in and out of aviation. At least one major airshow personality called him one of the 'most embar
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