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"Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:37 am

Did a search for this but couldn't find anything in the forums, sorry if it's already been posted.

CNN is reporting that a small plane crashed into a house south of Bloomington, Indiana. Both people on board were killed. Officials are calling the crash suspicious. Here's a link to the story:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/05/indiana.crash.ap/index.html
 
roseflyer
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:57 pm

Wow. A man uses a plane for a suicide mission attack his mother in laws house. I have never heard of this before. That man must have had some mental problems to bring his daughter with him.
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:21 pm

Wow brings new meaning to the mother in law issue. I hope that this does not become a common issue now that one person has done it, others may think its a good idea and follow suit.
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:26 pm

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 2):
Wow brings new meaning to the mother in law issue. I hope that this does not become a common issue now that one person has done it, others may think its a good idea and follow suit.

Quick ban all mother-in-laws.. they are obviously a threat to the safety of the public by inciting terrorist acitvity!!!
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:27 pm

and he took his 8 year old with him. sad story.
 
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:40 pm

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 3):
Quick ban all mother-in-laws..

I am sure you wont have to much trouble trying to do that. All joking aside, RIP to the 8 year old daughter, thats unfortunate that this guy had to bring her along.
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:11 pm

Given that he was apparently trying to get back at his ex-wife, it makes sense in a way...not that it makes it right, but more understandable since it was his EX.
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:20 pm



Sad story. RIP to those killed.
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:27 pm

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 3):
Quick ban all mother-in-laws.. they are obviously a threat to the safety of the public by inciting terrorist acitvity!!!

Some of them are indeed  Wink

But, on a serious note, what a way to "go"  Sad



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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:29 pm

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 3):
Quick ban all mother-in-laws.. they are obviously a threat to the safety of the public by inciting terrorist acitvity!!!

LOL.. Great idea.

RIP to the little girl, this is really sad.
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:39 pm

This is a terrible, tragic story due to the loss of an innocent life. If an adult has an axe to grind, please leave the kids out of it.

From a GA standpoint, nothing good can come from this. I suspect that the media will play this for all it is worth to them and that the TSA will use this an excuse to speed up the security clampdown on GA pilots.
 
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:49 pm

Quoting AirportSeven (Reply 10):
If an adult has an axe to grind, please leave the kids out of it.

 yes 

Quoting AirportSeven (Reply 10):
From a GA standpoint, nothing good can come from this

Disgustingly true

Quoting AirportSeven (Reply 10):
I suspect that the media will play this for all it is worth to them and that the TSA will use this an excuse to speed up the security clampdown on GA pilots.

To TSA:
Oh yeah, we have to save 300 million people from that 1 in 6 billion occurence of an in-law crashing in on them  Yeah sure
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:52 am

Uggh. This is my worst nightmare when I am flying on a plane. I always think about the pilot going crazy and doing something similar to the terrorist attacks or what has been done in this case. It always gets me worked up when I feel we are not flying towards our destination.
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:23 am

This is a very sad story. I just read that on CNN. I can't believe he's crazy enough to do something like that. If you want to kill yourself why not jump off a bridge or put a bullet through your skull in the privacy of your own garage, but taking innocent lives with you, endangering other lives (on the ground, etc) and lastly damaging property that people worked so hard for is disgusting and shocking. Clearly this was revenge toward his ex-wife.

Now on a side note, I do believe GA pilots should be screend better, but at the same time, it would be an expensive process that I'm not sure will yield any valuable results. So in a way I'm contradicting myself. Myabe we need to find a better method...

The "FedEx suicidal pilot" example comes to mind. I'm sure that guy was screened a few times. How long did he fly for FedEx before that incident?

RIP to the little girl... and the guy... he didn't diserve this... what he diserved was some medical help

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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:45 am

Quoting AirportSeven (Reply 10):
From a GA standpoint, nothing good can come from this. I suspect that the media will play this for all it is worth to them and that the TSA will use this an excuse to speed up the security clampdown on GA pilots.

GA has suffered enough since 9/11, we don't need any more reasons for higher costs and more bureaucracy. The media can be very ignorant when it comes to reporting GA incidents/accidents (like when they think a stall is an engine shutting off), and they spread the ignorance to the non-av public, who sometimes push for airport closures and other ridiculous things. The media will also try to use fear rooting from 9/11 to stir up some crap that hurts GA. Remember that it wasn't Piper Cherokees that were run into the sides of those towers. It's all a big, sorry chain.

Quoting Vio (Reply 13):
RIP to the little girl... and the guy... he didn't diserve this... what he diserved was some medical help

 checkmark  Right on...counseling might have helped him make better decisions.
 
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:34 am

A selfish person. He wanted to bring mental anguish to his ex-wife. He succeeded, but he hurt many of us and now we get to judge him. Not good for him.
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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:50 am

Simply put this is horrid. It is and was a repulsive thing to do to his daughter. That is the only thing that actually matters here. Not the plane, not the man, not GA, not its effect on you. Those are separate issues. A nut job used a plane to kill his daughter and "get" his wife. Children trust their parents and this is the ultimate betrayal of that trust. It sickens me. I have no pity for the man at all. He may not have "deserved" anything before this except excellent psychiatric care but now he deserve everyone's derision.

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RE: "Suspicious" Crash Near Bloomington, Indiana

Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:30 am

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 9):
LOL.. Great idea.

RIP to the little girl, this is really sad.

I just want to clarify for anyone, my heart goes out to the little girl and her mother. The act was disgusting, but I only attempted to introduce humor because, frankly, I've had more than enough of being disugsted by humanity these days. To kill your own child... We can do some many great things as humans yet we insist on killing ourselves and others  Sad
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