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Old 01-19-2009, 12:54 AM   #1
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Did u see the story about the guy who crashed his own plane on purpose in public and he is now charged with wrecking his own plane:

Feds Charge Schrenker With Faking Distress, Wrecking Plane - Indiana News Story - WRTV Indianapolis

In florida, if u wreck ur own plane can u be charged and why?

sure faking the distress call was wrong, but the point is, it's his own plane and he is charged with damaging it. That's like saying ur daughter is being arrested coz she went for a swim at the beach with her watch on and now her watch doesn't work anymore coz the salt water wrecked it.

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Old 01-19-2009, 01:08 AM   #2
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It's a federal law, so yes you can. If I'm not mistaken, it's a provision of the Patriot Act.

It goes well beyond that, though, that he declared mayday over the air, without being in distress. That, rightfully so, is a felony.
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I hope he gets charged with it. Faking a distress call over the radio is the same as calling 911 when you don't have an emergency. You tie up emergency services with your fake call when they could be responding to an elderly woman having a heart attack or a fatal accident.

We all from time to time have relationship problems and of course the occasional money problems but that doesn't mean that it's right for this nut to put innocent lives at risk with his "public" plane crash. I hope he gets charged with "reckless endangerment" too.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:52 AM   #4
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The plane cruised on auto pilot long enough for the Military to scamble two jets to intercept and they say the door of the plane open. It had to be pilotless for an hour of more. Damn lucky no one was hurt because of his selfish act.
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Disgusting you f up and then fake your death to get away with it. Well I ill help him along with his wish to die.

Should have left that scumbag out in the woods to die when they found him.
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I hope they throw every possible broken law at him--I hope they even fine him for littering.

What he did was reckless and stupid.

1--he left his plane on autopilot. Once it ran out of gas, the plane could have crashed onto the highway on vehicles, into a housing development where people live, or into an office building...or...?
Bottom line--he was LUCKY it did not come down on innocent people.

2--he caused the scramble of emergency teams. This cost money and relocated emergency crews & equipment to a location away from others who might have needed it. Also, when going into unstable terrain, the lives of rescuers are at risk.

3--he caused the scramble of military fighters. This costs beacoup money (read OUR tax dollars). This again also redeployed important resources unnecessarily.

He should get the stuffing beat out of him.

If he wanted to kill himself. Fine--find a rope or leap off a cliff. That is his business. But when someone puts others at risk, that is not acceptable.

The guy is an @ss and deserves to be punished.....
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