“Local, state and federal authorities continue to monitor this dangerous situation,” the agency said in a statement.
Police said they received reports around 5 a.m. local time that the plane was in flight. over in city. The pilot called 911 and “deliberately threatened crash to Walmart on West Main,” the agency said in a statement.
The police said they spoke with pilot directly. Officers worked to evacuate Walmart and a nearby gas station, and “dispersed people how practical it is,” police said.
“Citizens are asked avoid what area bye all clear given,” says Facebook. post said. “With mobility of airplane of who are gaining danger the zone is much larger than even Tupelo.”
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said state law enforcement and emergency managers also is closely monitoring the situation.
“All citizens should to be on alert and aware of updates from the Tupelo Police Department,” Reeves said. in a statement.
This was announced by the representative of the Federal Aviation Administration. in an email that officials knew about of situation and agreement with law enforcement
Police said it could be a King Air, a twin-rotor aircraft that usually has room. for seven to 12 passengers and is 35 to 40 feet long.
“Not sure what’s happening on” one the user wrote “but this plane was flying in circles for 45 minutes around Tupelo.
Flight tracking data website FlightAware showed what the flight of the plane looked like path. Pilot made numerous circles around Tupelo before flying about 30 miles to the northwest and making a circle again. The aircraft was listed as the Beechcraft King Air 90, which has range of less than 1000 miles.
Records show the plane was last registered with Southeast Aviation, a company in Oxford, Mississippi. August 26 he made a round- Flight from Tupelo to Garden City Regional Airport in southwestern kansas records show.
it’s developing story This will updated.