US police evacuated several stores in Tupelo, Mississippi, after a pilot threatened to crash his plane at a famous Wal-Mart store, and information indicates that the pilot picked up the plane from Tupelo Airport at about 5 a.m., and had been flying over the small town in circles for more than an hour. According to the British newspaper, Daily Mail.
Today’s plane movement
Authorities evacuated the area, dispersed as many people as possible and urged local residents to stay out of the way. The Tupelo Police Department said it was in contact with the pilot who threatened to intentionally crash a Beechcraft King Air 90.
Sources confirmed to the Daily Journal that the pilot was an employee at Tupelo Regional Airport, and indicated that the pilot had moved away from a Walmart store, where eyewitnesses claimed to be near the Toyota plant in Blue Springs.
The American city police said, in a statement: “At approximately 05:00 a.m., the police were notified TPD That a pilot of a plane was flying over Tupelo, the pilot called E911 And he is threatening to deliberately crash into a Walmart in West Maine.”
The plane is flying in the sky
I worked TPD with Wal-Mart West And the Dodges in West Main To vacate stores and disperse people as much as possible, I managed TPD Also from starting to speak with the pilot directly, citizens are asked to avoid that area until everything is clear, and with the movement of an aircraft of this type, the danger area is much larger even than the Tupelo area.
The report indicated that the plane was owned by a company Southeast Aviation LLC The nine-seater, two-engined area governor Tate Reeves said: “State law enforcement and emergency managers are closely following this serious situation, and all citizens should be alert and aware of updates from the Tupelo Police Department.”
A Wal-Mart spokesperson told the newspaper DailyMail.com: “The store is currently closed and has been vacated.”