The US authorities in Mississippi announced that a small plane had crashed in a field whose pilot was threatening to shoot it down on a supermarket, US media reported.
It is reported that the American 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 of the plane boarded the plane from Tupelo Airport at about 5 am, and was flying over the small town in circles for more than An hour, according to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”.
The 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.
“At approximately 05:00 a.m., TPD was notified that a pilot was flying over Tupelo, the pilot had contacted E911 and was threatening to intentionally crash into a Walmart in West Main,” the city’s police said in a statement.
TPD worked with Wal-Mart West and Dodges in West Main to evacuate stores and disperse people as much as possible. The danger zone is much larger even than the Tupelo area.
The report indicated that the aircraft is owned by Southeast Aviation LLC, and has a capacity of nine seats with two engines, while District Governor Tate Reeves said: “State law enforcement and emergency managers are closely tracking this serious situation, and all citizens should be alert and aware of updates from the Police Department. Tupelo”.
“The store is currently closed and has been evacuated,” a Walmart spokesperson told DailyMail.com.
Source: World News: Mississippi, USA: The crash of a small plane whose pilot threatened to shoot it down on a supermarket in the state