Mon, Aug 18, 2008
Mall, Apartment Complex Evacuated
ANN REALTIME REPORTING
08.18.08 1600 EDT: Authorities say the pilot of a stolen
Cessna 172 who took off from Roanoke Regional Airport Monday
morning and circled a mall for hours, talking of suicide, later
landed back at the airport without incident.
The Associated Press reports the unnamed pilot landed
the white single-engine aircraft at around 2:30 pm, about
three-and-a-half hours after the plane took off from ROA.
Franklin County Administrator Rick Huff said earlier the plane's
pilot "has given some indication that he intends to commit suicide
in the plane."
The aircraft spent hours circling over a nearby mall and
high-rise apartment complex. Both were evacuated by authorities,
and Huff said authorities remained in contact with the
Events To Highlight Industry Collaboration For Reaching The Planet Mars Leaders from the aerospace community held a press conference at EAA AirVenture on Monday to get the word out>[...]
OSH2014 Sponsor: Aspen Avionics Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation cockpits. Our products increase situational>[...]
Meet Jim Campbell, TODAY/07.28, At EAA Wearhouse, Author's Corner, At 1500 And Get Your Signed Copy of Beyond The Blue!!! To Aviation Journalist and experienced Test Pilot, Jim Cam>[...]
ConciAir Is Here To Return Our Industry To Service! The name ConciAir is a play on the word "concierge", and our goal is to be able to accomplish any task placed before us in a tim>[...]
The Eclipse 550: Economical. Efficient. Incredible. The Eclipse 550 not only has the lowest acquisition cost of any twin-engine jet on the planet, it also has the lowest operating >[...]