The National Transportation Safety Board said the impact of landing was so hard that the Southwest flight attendant thought the plane had crashed.
A student pilot who landed a small plane on a Missouri highway early Friday was arrested on charges including driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
The pilot of the single-engine Piper Cherokee landed the plane about 2:45 a.m. on Interstate 70 near Grain Valley, a city about 22 miles east of Kansas City, Mo.
The Missouri Highway Patrol tweeted that the plane ran out of fuel, hastening the freeway arrival, and hit a guardrail.
The pilot, identified in an arrest report as 35-year-old John T. Seesing, was hospitalized with a minor injury before being booked into jail, according to highway patrol.
The plane had ran out of fuel! The pilot communicated via radio and made an emergency landing. There was a minor collision w/ a guardrail.
The pilot was found to be intoxicated & arrested. He was released to a local hospital for treatment of minor injury.
Assisted by the FFA.
— MSHP Troop A (@MSHPTrooperA) July 15, 2022
The pilot was the only person on board, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Seesing also faces allegations of careless and imprudent driving involving a crash, felony drug and gun possession, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to an arrest report.
Seesing, of Prairie Village, Kansas, has since been released from jail, the report stated.
The plane is registered to Warrior Aviation of Prairie Village, according to FAA records, which also state Seesing has a student pilot certificate.
No one answered phone numbers listed for Seesing or connected to an address listed for Warrior Aviation.
According to flight tracking website FlightAware, the Piper flew from Kansas City to Florida and, on the way back, made multiple stops.
Adele‘s fans certainly have not been easy on her.
The “Easy on Me” singer, 34, has had a strained relationship with her supporters since January after she announced the postponement of her Las Vegas residency just a day before the first show. The “Weekends with Adele” shows, taking place at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace, were supposed to run from January through April.
Fans quickly met her with backlash for the last-minute decision, especially when many had already made accommodations or were already in Sin City. Speaking of the criticism, Adele said on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs Sunday that she was a “shell of a person for a couple of months” after letting fans down.
- A Dutch man died after jumping of a cliff in Spain while on vacation with his family, The New York Post reported.
- The moment was captured on video by his wife who was in filming on a nearby boat.
- Rescue teams were able to locate the man’s body. He was later pronounced dead.
A Dutch man was captured diving to his death from a cliff during a filmed stunt while on vacation with his family in Spain.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 13, 2022
A passenger on Tuesday safely landed a private plane on their own, despite having no prior flying experience, after the pilot was unresponsive.
The unidentified passenger took control of the aircraft, a single-engine Cessna 208, after reporting that the pilot fell unconscious, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed to The Hill.
The passenger called air traffic control for help, telling them that the pilot was “incoherent.”
“I’ve got a serious situation here,” the passenger said, according to reports. “My pilot has gone incoherent, and I have no idea how to fly the airplane.”
When asked about their position, the passenger said they had no idea but could “see the coast of Florida.”
A 74-year-old flight instructor from Chalfont and a 55-year-old Philadelphia man have been identified as the victims of Thursday evening’s fatal plane crash in Hilltown.
Bucks County Coroner confirmed on Saturday that Alfred George Piranian, of Chalfont, and Brian Filippini, the owner of the 1965 Beechcraft 35-C33, both died of multiple blunt injuries in the crash. The deaths have been ruled accidental.
Coroner Meredith Buck said Filippini was flying the plane when it crashed shortly before 5 p.m. in a Hilltown neighborhood not far from a middle school. No one on the ground was injured, but a pickup truck and nearby home were damaged by debris and fire.
METALLICA played its first concert of 2022 Friday night (February 25) at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show, which was reportedly attended by 60,000 fans, featured support from GRETA VAN FLEET and ICE NINE KILLS.
Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below.
The Las Vegas show took place more than two months after METALLICA‘s two 40th-anniversary concerts at Chase Center in San Francisco, California which featured different setlists. They were part of METALLICA‘s “San Francisco Takeover”, a four-day citywide celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary that also included a film festival, photo exhibit and curated lineup of smaller venue shows featuring other acts.
Feb. 23—Part of Southwest Airlines’ slogan is: “Low fares. Nothing to hide.”
One passenger apparently took the second part a little too seriously during a flight over New Mexico on Friday.
The man, who allegedly exposed himself, urinated in a corner and tried to fight two flight attendants, got a first-class ticket to jail when the plane was diverted to the Albuquerque International Sunport.
Samson Hardridge, who is 33 or 34 years old, is charged in federal court with interference with flight crew members and attendants in the Feb. 18 incident.
Hardridge’s attorney did not respond to a request for comment.
According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court:
Hardridge was a passenger on a Southwest flight from Dallas to Burbank, California, when he got up to use the bathroom, which was occupied. A flight attendant asked him to wait in the aisle and, Hardridge, with his hands in his pants and a question of his own, asked if she wanted to see his genitals, “to which they declined.”
Hardridge then went to the galley door and began to urinate “in the corner of the aircraft” before the flight attendant told him that was not allowed. Hardridge became “very hostile,” yelling and threatening two flight attendants, calling them “dumb (expletive).”
The flight attendants asked Hardridge to clean up his urine and, as he continued to yell, told him to go back to his seat. The flight attendants “feared for their safety and that of the flight” due to Hardridge’s unpredictable behavior and alerted the pilot, who landed the plane in Albuquerque.
Authorities are searching for a cruise ship passenger who went overboard on Wednesday afternoon.
The Coast Guard received a call around 3 p.m. on Wednesday reporting that a 32-year-old female passenger on the Carnival Valor cruise ship fell into the water about 150 miles from shore of Louisiana, according to a statement.
As of Thursday afternoon, search efforts remain ongoing, the Coast Guard tells PEOPLE.
Carnival Cruise Lines says they “immediately began search and rescue procedures” after the incident occurred.
“Carnival Valor supported the search for a guest who jumped overboard from her balcony on Wednesday afternoon while the ship was at sea,” Carnival says in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.
“The ship’s command immediately began search and rescue procedures, returned to the area near where the incident occurred and notified the U.S. Coast Guard. Carnival’s CARE team is providing support to the guest’s husband who was traveling with her, as well as her family,” the statement continues. “Coast Guard officials took over the search effort and released Carnival Valor on Wednesday evening. Our thoughts are with our guest’s family.”
The U.S. Coast Guard did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.