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Report: Suicidal Teen Pilot Nearly Hit Key Site

From Times Wire Reports

A teenage student pilot who committed suicide by crashing into a Tampa skyscraper had nearly hit the control tower at an Air Force base that houses a nerve center for the Afghan war, a government report says.

Charles Bishop, 15, flew his stolen Cessna “just a few feet” over the control tower at MacDill Air Force Base during the Jan. 5 flight, the National Transportation Safety Board report says.

The NTSB did not speculate on whether Bishop, who left a suicide note expressing admiration for Osama bin Laden, had intended the base as his target.


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