Canadian Plane Thief!!

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    WAUSAU, Wis. – A man suspected of stealing a plane in Canada and flying erratically across three states was trying to commit suicide, hoping he would be shot down by military fighter planes, a state trooper said Tuesday.

    Adam Dylan Leon, 31, was arrested at a convenience store in Ellsinore, Mo., shortly after landing the single-engine, four-seat Cessna on a rural Missouri road Monday night, ending a six-hour flight, police said.

    The plane was tracked as a "flight safety issue" and was not believed to be a terrorist threat, Mike Kucharek, spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said in a telephone interview from Colorado Springs.

    The Missouri state trooper who arrested Leon said on ABC's "Good Morning America" that the pilot told him he had hoped to be shot down.


    Stolen plane from Canada escorted by US fighters
     
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    Canadain? mispelt Canadian? or do you Americans spell it that way?

    Bit of a interesting way to end ones life
     
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    Corrected - slip of the key...:oops:
     
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    Hey guys its part of our special electronic warfare squadron testing reaction time of NORAD that uses specially modified C 172's :) . 22 NORAD advised the guys at 23 NORAD in Duluth so it wasn't a real surprise
     
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    Yeah, our guys were on the job! Firing flares at loonies in the sky. If this had been a real emergency, they would've flown up alongside and wagged their fingers at the pilot:D

    Jeez, what kind of horrible rep does the USA have if you can convince every oddball out there that just crossing the border in the air will lead to your immediate execution?
     
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    PS- We should send him back. Just send him back. No big load of paperwork, just have two cops drive up to the border, open the back door and toss him over the line.
     
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    Some dummys will do anything for a little air time, both in the sky and on TV.

    Charles
     
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    Heh. I was thinkin something along those lines, too, CC. Why bother givin the idiot ANY camera-time? Just encourages the next nutjob who wants a little attention...
     
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    Friggin' unbelievable!:rolleyes:
     
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    this guy wanted to be shot down from what i have found and the fact you can get that far in one of those
     
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