Drama as angry Pilot threatens to crash plane into shopping outlet in US
A pilot threatened to crash his small plane into a Walmart store in Tupelo, northern Mississippi, in the United States on Saturday.
Authorities said they received the threat around 5.00 am local time in the US.
Later, the plane was circling in the air over northern Mississippi for more than five hours.
According to the Washington Post, the incident had created panic among people in the area as the pilot did not state his intentions for his irrational behaviour.
Police officials said the aircraft was possibly a King Air type.
“The pilot has made contact with E911 and is threatening to intentionally crash into Walmart on West Main,” police said.
Residents were asked to avoid the area surrounding the local Walmart and Dodges’ convenience store until the situation was resolved.
A Walmart spokesperson said that the store was evacuated and closed.