1. Home
  2. World
  3. Pilot threatens to crash stolen plane into Mississippi Walmart in US, residents evacuated

Pilot threatens to crash stolen plane into Mississippi Walmart in US, residents evacuated

Police in Mississippi, United States, report that a pilot is "deliberately threatening to crash into a Walmart" on WMS. The police department said in a Facebook post that Walmart and a nearby convenience store had been evacuated

By Priyanka Verma 
Updated Date

America: Police in Mississippi, United States, report that a pilot is “deliberately threatening to crash into a Walmart” on West Main Street. The police department said in a Facebook post that Walmart and a nearby convenience store had been evacuated. The plane started circling around 5 a.m. and was still in the air more than three hours later. It further said that the police had started communicating with the pilot.

Also Read :- US and S Korea fire 4 missiles into Sea in response to North Korea test

“Citizens are asked to avoid that area until all clear is given. With the mobility of an airplane of that type the danger zone is much larger than Tupelo,” the police said in a statement. The pilot is reported to have taken the small aircraft, a Beechcraft King Air 90, from Tupelo Airport. The plane is a nine-seater with two engines.

Also Read :- Gujarat: 7 people killed and 7 injured after collision between autorickshaw and trailer truck in Vadodara

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves tweeted, “State law enforcement and emergency managers are closely tracking this dangerous situation. All citizens should be on alert and aware of updates from the Tupelo Police Department.”

The Tupelo Police Department is asking the people to disperse. The notice states that all emergency services have been activated.

Also Read :- Uttarakhand: 10 Mountaineers Killed in Uttarakhand Avalanche, search continues for others

Further reading:
For the latest news and reviews, follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter पर फॉलो करे...