You can't make this stuff up..


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You can\'t make this stuff up..

Barny Fife at the controls?

On April 25, 2003, at 1515 central daylight time, a Cessna 150, N6621G, registered to a private owner and operated by a commercial pilot, collided with the ground while chasing a bank robber near Trenton, Tennessee. The observation flight operated under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91 with no flight plan filed. The pilot was seriously injured, and the passenger was not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The flight departed Trenton, Tennessee, at 1400 on April 25, 2003.

According to the pilot, he was assisting the local police in the tracking and apprehension of a bank robber. During the observation flight, the robber was tracked to an open field near the airport. The pilot entered a steep turn in an effort to corral the bank robber into a confined area until ground personnel were on site. As the pilot continued the maneuver, he reported encountering a wind gust and he was unable to recover before the airplane collided with the ground.
Re: You can\'t make this stuff up..

Seriously ... WTF?

How do you "corral" a car with a 150?
Re: You can\'t make this stuff up..

Someone confiscate that man's TiVo -- he's watching way too many "A Team" reruns.

You might even save his life!