Man Threatening to Crash Stolen Plane in Tupelo, MS

Man Threatening to Crash Stolen Plane in Tupelo, MS


Update (1155 EST): The pilot is in custody after landing the aircraft in a field in Ashland, MS.

Update (1058 EST): The pilot may have been identified as Cory Patterson.

Update (1022 EST): Police radio have indicated that the plane may be purposely crashed in a lake between Ashland and Hickory Flat, MS. The aircraft is allegedly running low on fuel.

Update (0938): Aircrfat has departed Tupelo airspace and is now circling the Toyota Plant in Blue Springs, MS. Aircraft has been confirmed as 1987 Beech C90A (Fixed wing multi-engine — 9 seats / 2 engines). Owner: Southeast Aviation, LLC | Oxford, MS, US

Update (0846 EST): Aircraft appears to be a Beechcraft King Air.

Update (0837 EST): Evacuations are underway throughout Tupelo according to authorities.

At approximately 0800 EST, authorities reported that a man had stolen a twin engine airplane and is currently flying circles over a Walmart on West Main St. in Tupelo, Mississippi, threatening to crash the aircraft into the superstore.

As of writing this the plane is still airborne. This is developing.

Tessaron United States Naval Academy alumni and current graduate student in Intelligence Analysis at American Military University. Covering flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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