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.....