Skywest Pilot Steals CRJ and Commits Suicide

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http://www.wral.com/business/story/11329748/


SALT LAKE CITY — A SkyWest Airlines pilot and murder suspect who stole an empty 50-passenger jet and crashed it as he drove it at a small Utah airport was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head about halfway down the aircraft aisle, police said Wednesday.
 

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So how many RJ's does delta need to get rid of now?
 
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How is this not on the front page of every major news website? He tore half the wing off the CRJ and then killed himself onboard. Crazy!
 

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But I thought the press was controlled by the Jews, no, wait, the liberals, no, wait, the _______. You're telling me the Mormons control it now? This is all so confusing.....
 

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...because, somehow, OO management is really, REALLY good at keeping things out of the news or at least "below the fold".
I was pretty surprised this story didn't get more attention. It made the main story on the national news websites for like 2 hours, then disappeared, got mentioned on the t.v. news toward the end of the newscast except in Utah, which this story was the lead. Maybe it didn't get the focus cos it's a "little" 50 seater and a "regional" pilot. How might the attention to this story be different if it was a mainline pilot who tried to steal a 7-5?
 

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I was pretty surprised this story didn't get more attention. It made the main story on the national news websites for like 2 hours, then disappeared, got mentioned on the t.v. news toward the end of the newscast except in Utah, which this story was the lead. Maybe it didn't get the focus cos it's a "little" 50 seater and a "regional" pilot. How might the attention to this story be different if it was a mainline pilot who tried to steal a 7-5?


The body count wasn't high enough.
 

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I was pretty surprised this story didn't get more attention. It made the main story on the national news websites for like 2 hours, then disappeared, got mentioned on the t.v. news toward the end of the newscast except in Utah, which this story was the lead. Maybe it didn't get the focus cos it's a "little" 50 seater and a "regional" pilot. How might the attention to this story be different if it was a mainline pilot who tried to steal a 7-5?

But if he would've showed up to work hungover it would be the on the front page of the New York Times.
 

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But if he would've showed up to work hungover it would be the on the front page of the New York Times.
seriously...aint that the truth.

condolences to the girl he killed and her family. Hell, condolences to his two small kids he left behind. I flew with the guy once and there were red flags just from that experience. sounds like others had more.

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Skywest Pilot...

seriously...aint that the truth.

condolences to the girl he killed and her family. Hell, condolences to his two small kids he left behind. I flew with the guy once and there were red flags just from that experience. sounds like others had more.

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I was just a little curious. What were the red flags you saw?
 

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I was just a little curious. What were the red flags you saw?
For the record, I know nothing personally of what red flags are being alluded to here. I don't know the guy. I'll just state what I have heard that could be along those lines but you all can judge for yourselves.

For one thing that has been reported is that he was a cook in the National Guard who never was deployed and never saw combat. This was confirmed my the military as reported by the media.

Several Skywest pilots including close friends of his, have come forward and have said that he had mentioned to them at various times over the years that he was a Special Ops guy who saw combat. Where he was telling people he saw combat I don't know.

Is this a red flag? Who knows since a lot of people lie about their military background, their flying careers, their medical background, including the last CEO of Yahoo who said he had a degree he didn't have. Politicians as we know are the biggest liars of all. So you probably can't call this a red flag since lying about something usually doesn't lead to killing your girl.
 

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I was just a little curious. What were the red flags you saw?
Poor flying skills, bad attitude, and disregard for normal procedures because they were "stupid". Treated FA's like 2nd class citizens too. Actually told the chief pilot to keep an eye on him during probation.

Didn't know he was military...
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Skywest Pilot...

I'm sure there will be a lot more information coming out about this guy...:rolleyes:
 

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For the record, I know nothing personally of what red flags are being alluded to here. I don't know the guy. I'll just state what I have heard that could be along those lines but you all can judge for yourselves.

For one thing that has been reported is that he was a cook in the National Guard who never was deployed and never saw combat. This was confirmed my the military as reported by the media.

Several Skywest pilots including close friends of his, have come forward and have said that he had mentioned to them at various times over the years that he was a Special Ops guy who saw combat. Where he was telling people he saw combat I don't know.

Is this a red flag? Who knows since a lot of people lie about their military background, their flying careers, their medical background, including the last CEO of Yahoo who said he had a degree he didn't have. Politicians as we know are the biggest liars of all. So you probably can't call this a red flag since lying about something usually doesn't lead to killing your girl.
We have one of these on the ASA side. Don't even need to mention the name. If you are here, you are familiar.
 

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Hell, we got one FA that is one sandwich shy of a picnic at ASA. Got kicked out of her crashpad after supposedly getting "stabbed" by another FA. She is 100% bonafide NUTS.

We WILL hear about her in the news someday. Mgmt wont take any action against her even though several captains refuse to fly with her.

But a pilot with 6 occurrences......now thats termination
 

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If you are talking about D P, that woman is nuts. I will not fly with her. Never again.
 
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