By Reuters

Published: Sat 3 Sep 2022, 7:57 PM

Last updated: Sat 3 Sep 2022, 8:09 PM

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US plane safely lands after pilot threatens to crash into Mississippi Walmart

Pilot makes landing in a field near Ashland

Photo: wtva.com
Photo: wtva.com

The pilot of a small plane who threatened to intentionally crash into a Walmart in Mississippi has landed in a field, local media reported on Saturday.

Earlier, the police department in Tupelo, Mississippi said they had been talking directly to the pilot and had evacuated the Walmart and a gas station.

The Daily Journal, citing multiple sources, said the plane was down in Ashland, a sparsely populated part of Mississippi, and the pilot was still alive.

An image on social media from the Starkville Daily News showed a small plane in a field.

Read KT's coverage of the events here.

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