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Arkansas teen wanted to steal plane, fly it to rap concert

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An 18-year-old Arkansas man arrested at Texarkana Regional Airport last month told investigators he intended to fly a stolen plane to a rap music concert in another state. Asked about his lack of training as a pilot, Scott told Texarkana police that he didn't believe there was much more to the task than pushing buttons and pulling levers. (www.arkansasonline.com) 기타...

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beilstwh
beilstwh 10
If he took off it would not be any loss, except for the jet of course.
edgeair
edgeair 2
It would serve to further affirm natural selection
telc2008
Tom Clark -3
Then you deserve to be a passenger.
khaiduk
Oh wow - just by the headline I didn't realize he thought he was going to steal an AA eagle. Just 'pulling levers and pushing knobs'. Sorry but that is the dumbest thing I have heard in a long while.
TorstenHoff
Yeah, he is a knob if he thought that.
basset3
Well son...always remember this: "Take off is optional...Landing is Mandatory"
sparkie624
Like a friend of mine says... We have a 100% perfect history in aviation... we have never got one stuck up there that did not eventually come back down!

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glenhorton
Not even funny dude.
RodSchroder
That comment was indeed not funny. Where was security at this airport?
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 11
Looking to be another winner of the "Darwin Award", no doubt.
rwf1001
What an idiot! SMH
dee9bee
dee9bee 9
The blood test will speak volumes.
jet4ang
jet4ang 4
"A couple of levers and a few buttons to fly". Like someone mentioned, he should've used a lever to pry open a car door and drive there. Now he'll need at least 4 to pry open his jail cell!
sparkie624
LOL, A lot of people know about auto flight (or have heard about it) and planes (some) can autoland and with self driving cars... I guess he thought that all planes had to have it.
E1craZ4life
What an idiot.
TorstenHoff
:facepalm:
watkinssusan
oh my..i guess this young man thought it would be as easy as stealing and drivng a car!
djames225
Until he could not locate the ignition switch.
sparkie624
I'm surprised he didn't try to Hot Wire it...
jbsimms
must have had a stick shift, couldn’t drive it
E1craZ4life
Grand Theft Autopilot?
crcole
crcole 2
Paywall
paulgilpin1953
and in a totally unrelated and totally off topic issue.
Zemarcuis receives a full scholarship to play football at the University of Alabama.
wingbolt
wingbolt 2
I sort of understand the part about stealing the airplane, but a rap concert....what an goober!
sparkie624
One thing is for sure... You can't fault his Honesty.... Who would admit to trying to steal a plane to go to a Rap Concert...
nurselady
He has to be mentally challenged. I hope he gets help real fast.
DrKinHoward
Sorry young man. You are so lucky the police arrested you. Thank them; they saved your life. When you are free, take flying lessons and see if you still feel the same way.
sparkie624
It takes all types.... I would say it is clear that this person has a Criminal Record and is in the system so to speak.... Based on the comment: "Two officers reportedly recognized the man as Scott before authorities opened the plane door and arrested him." - I very seriously doubt that he could have gotten the APU Started, much less the engines.

The article says a 44 seat a/c, What regional jet under American has 44. I thought their smallest was an ERJ-145 that carries 50?
davysims
The ERJ-140 has 44 seats. AE also has 37 seat ERJ-135 as well.
sparkie624
Thanks... I thought those were parked a long time ago... The 145 is about retirement age as it is.
MrTommy
MrTommy 3
As soon as the article mentioned the cops KNEW this kid, that pretty much said it all. He was just ramping up his game.
Moviela
Yes, it carries 50, but only 44 seats.
patpylot
stupid comes in many forms, and it must in the end be our fault, the pilots of the world, for making it appear so easy to do. NOT......
djames225
SMH..the lights are on but the bulbs are burnt out.
Crude56
Close ... powers on but the bulbs are burnt.
djames225
"powers on but hydro cut the feed", "lights are on but the bulbs are burnt out"..those are from longgggggg ago lol
tjperez927
Tony Perez -2
He had to have had an accomplice; those jets requires a 2-person crew to steal it.
MrTommy
MrTommy 1
How would someone this dumb know that? He just knew there were some buttons to push and levers to pull. Don't need two people for THAT.
sparkie624
He was correct about much of it.... There are Buttons and levers.. His problem was he misjudged the QTY and complexity! Keep in mind the day and life of an Airline Pilot.... How many Buttons do you push and how many levers get pulled.... Keep in mind the Throttle's are levers and technically so is the yolk. His problem was he couldn't figure out which one's and in which order they had to comply with... If he had in fact gotten off the ground, just imagine how bad it would have been... I mean getting off the ground is optional... getting back on the ground is not optional!
sparkie624
Were I believe that a 2 person crew is needed and required I would not say it could not be done. There have been times when a crew member is incapacitated and the other crew member has to land. Look at British Airways Flight 5390
MikeMohle
Some other "Rapper" was on his way.....
btweston
btweston -6
Racist.
retranger
Not even going there...

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