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. 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. The Daily Mail quoted governor Tate Reeves who said, “The 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.”
“Citizens are asked to avoid that area until an all clear is given,” the police said.
“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.
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