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Man crashed stolen plane before it left the ground: Police

From the Associated Press: Frederick city police say a homeless man tried to leave town in a stolen plane but crashed the single-engine aircraft on a Frederick Municipal Airport runway before he ever left the ground.

Fifty-one-year-old Calvin Cox faced a bond hearing Monday on charges of felony theft, burglary and trespass.

Lt. Clark Pennington says a Frederick County Sheriff's Office canine team found Cox in the woods near the airport after an airport worker reported the crash of the Piper Super Cub at about 2:15 a.m. Monday.

Pennington says Cox is familiar with airplanes but not proficient in their operation.

He says the plane owned by the Mid-Atlantic Soaring Association sustained damage to the fuselage and propeller.

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 28, 2009; 9:55 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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So put him in jail on the rich taxpayers' dime and he'll have a place to live and 3 meals a day while he's there.

Posted by: gce1356 | December 28, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Ohhh gawd, the TSA will go nuts over this... Every small airplane in the country can expect to be chained to the ground with a padlock only a TSA 'inspector' (a previously homeless person) will be able to unlock...
Of course the one hundred ten people a day slaughtered in autos won't even be mentioned...

dr. o

Posted by: ad4hk2004 | December 28, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Well..let's see..this gizmo here might do this.

Posted by: n7uno | December 28, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

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