Crazy Financier Guy Who Staged His Own Death by Plane Crash?

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    joepunk

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    Yeah, they picked him up. (Was plane crash the best plan for death-staging?)

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    dmr727

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    Especially considering the plane could have hurt someone on the ground. :(
     
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    IJ Reilly

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    This is a weird story. Some of the details must be missing. For one, how did this guy plan on staging his own suicide when the wreckage of his airplane would be discovered without any trace of him in it?
     
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    dukebound85

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    lol i guess the fighter jets that intercepted it couldnt see anyone in the plane as it flew down and crashed
     
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    IJ Reilly

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    Yes. But even if the airplane had not been intercepted, it would have run out of fuel and crashed somewhere, at which point it would certainly be discovered that nobody was in it. Possibly he planned on fuel exhaustion occurring over the ocean and the airplane never being recovered. Like I said, something is missing here.
     
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    Yes, our news report said the original plan was for the plane to crash into the sea where it would not be recovered quickly (if ever). With all his "careful" planning, the pilot forgot to make sure there was enough fuel on board.
     
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    IJ Reilly

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    Well he was obviously not in his right mind, but he did come within a few miles of ditching his airplane in the Gulf. A pretty small change in the forecasted winds aloft could have made the difference. He apparently would have been caught anyway, if he didn't kill himself first. Sad story.
     

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