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Self Taught Teen Pilot Accused Of Stealing Plane

Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:48 pm

Sounds like we just about had another barefoot bandit case. I wanna know where this kids parents are!

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/278763/
 
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RE: Self Taught Teen Pilot Accused Of Stealing Plane

Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:27 am

That's almost amusing. Who can say they stole a plane and flew it several times? And landing on a highway!
 
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RE: Self Taught Teen Pilot Accused Of Stealing Plane

Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:49 am

Woah in my neck of the woods too! That is pretty gutsy of him to do. It really wouldn't be hard to get away with that up here though. Most airports are pretty quiet and nobody would really notice. I'm just impressed the guy managed to not break the airplane.
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RE: Self Taught Teen Pilot Accused Of Stealing Plane

Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:03 pm

I'm impressed that it wasn't a one off thing, but rather his summertime hobby. Yeah, it's a crime, but this one is just funny   
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RE: Self Taught Teen Pilot Accused Of Stealing Plane

Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:01 pm

What's his A.net username?
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RE: Self Taught Teen Pilot Accused Of Stealing Plane

Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:23 pm

Quoting 4holer (Reply 4):
What's his A.net username?

FLAIRPORT.

Still stalking his subject of admiration.
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RE: Self Taught Teen Pilot Accused Of Stealing Plane

Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:34 pm

I love that he lives in Thief River Falls, and is also guilty of stealing a Horse Trailer. Ya can't make this stuff up!
 
toering
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RE: Self Taught Teen Pilot Accused Of Stealing Plane

Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:34 pm

Must be a criminal mind that would think of taking a plane that is "for sale" with the owner off fighting a war, and to have the testicular fortitude to show up to work in a stolen plane... LANDING ON A HIGHWAY none the less!!
 
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RE: Self Taught Teen Pilot Accused Of Stealing Plane

Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:35 pm

Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 5):
FLAIRPORT.

Indeed, he was using aerial surveillance to track his crush - and fortunately was good enough a pilot to not crash (eheh - sorry --> [] )
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RE: Self Taught Teen Pilot Accused Of Stealing Plane

Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:40 pm

He probably thought that since he could fly a plane in Flight Simulator he could fly the real thing. He better just be glad he never had an engine failure or the like.
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