Pilot Threatens To Crash Plane At Supermarket In US City, Lands After Running Out Of Fuel

Pilot Threatens To Crash Plane At Supermarket In US City, Lands After Running Out Of Fuel

New Delhi: A man in US’s Mississippi state has been hovering over Tupelo, Mississippi with allegedly a stolen aircraft threatening to intentionally crash the airplane has been arrested after the plane landed due to running out of fuel. The pilot of a “taken” airplane took steps to crash the plane into a Walmart store, revealed the Daily Mail on Saturday. As per the reports, the 9-seater plane was taken from the Tupelo Airport at around 5 am and the pilot has been flying over the town around and around for more than 60 minutes.

Currently we have a 29yr old who stole this plane & is threatening to crash it into something. Polices ,ambulances ,& fire trucks are everywhere. Everything is shutdown rn pic.twitter.com/AzebdIa3tP

— City King (@CityKing_Gank_) September 3, 2022

The Tupelo police department said they are in contact with the pilot who threatened to intentionally crash the plane. 

“State law enforcement and emergency managers are closely tracking this dangerous situation,” Gov. Tate Reeve s wrote on Twitter. “All citizens should be on alert and aware of updates from the Tupelo Police Department.”

State law enforcement and emergency managers are closely tracking this dangerous situation. All citizens should be on alert and aware of updates from the Tupelo Police Department. https://t.co/hQ8GxcR8s0

— Governor Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) September 3, 2022

According to the information, the pilot who stole the plane had called the police on 911. After his threat, the US police immediately swung into action and evacuated the mall and the surrounding area. Along with this, the police has issued a warning that people should not go to that side until the information about the danger is averted.

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“Citizens are asked to avoid that area until an all clear is given,” the police said, as reported by AP.

“Citizens are asked to avoid that area until an all clear is given. With the mobility of an aeroplane of that type the danger zone is much larger than even Tupelo,” the police department said in a statement as quoted by AP.

Meanwhile, a statement has been issued by the Tupelo Police Department regarding the matter. Considering the seriousness of the matter, the police has issued an alert.