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Authorities say Palo Alto pilot stole plane, goes missing at sea
Authorities say Palo Alto pilot stole plane, goes missing at sea

In the early hours of May 8, Palo Alto police say William James McAdams stole a plane. The 24-year-old flight instructor flew away in the G1000 SkyHawk and then disappeared. "Where did this plane go?” said Palo Alto police Sgt. Brian Philip. The plane’s last known location was somewhere off the coast, about 70 miles from Watsonville. The plane seemed to be heading south, but because there was no flight plan, even that’s unclear, Philip said. Police have looked into McAdams’ background for clues into why he would have disappeared, but there is nothing to suggest a clear motive, Philip said. According to Florida court records, McAdams was recently charged...

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