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Teen Pilot Kept to Himself
AP via Newsday ^ | 1/6/02 | Pat Leisner

Posted on 01/05/2002 11:39:27 PM PST by BunnySlippers

Edited on 09/03/2002 4:49:49 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- The high school freshman who stole a small airplane and crashed it into a high-rise building Saturday was a quiet boy who kept to himself and bartered for his flight lessons by cleaning airplanes.

Flight school officials said Charles J. Bishop, 15, was well versed in the operations at National Aviation Academy, where he had been taking lessons since March 2001.

Bishop was presumed dead in the crash, authorities said Saturday night.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 200201; 20020105; 20020106; anthrax; cessna172r; charlesbishop; daschle; elijahpwallace; elijahwallace; naa; palmharbor; tampa

1 posted on 01/05/2002 11:39:27 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers

Firefighters pull the fuselage of a Cessna 172R into an office at the Bank of America building in Tampa, Fla., early Sunday morning Jan. 6, 2002. A 15-year-old student pilot crashed the plane into the building Saturday afternoon.

2 posted on 01/05/2002 11:45:29 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
2 1/2 weeks vacation???
3 posted on 01/05/2002 11:46:02 PM PST by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: BunnySlippers
Another tragic teenage suicide?

From the article he seemed withdrawn and not much of a participant in school or otherwise.

4 posted on 01/05/2002 11:50:21 PM PST by jmp702
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To: BunnySlippers
Something tells me that instead of shooting up a school to "make a statement," the kid decided to crash a plane.
5 posted on 01/05/2002 11:52:39 PM PST by dbwz
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To: dbwz
Something tells me that instead of shooting up a school to "make a statement," the kid decided to crash a plane.

And drew his "inspiration" from September 11th.

6 posted on 01/05/2002 11:56:38 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
I guess watching all those Bin Laden videos got to his head and he decided dating girls his age paled in contrast to the eternal pleasures he could get from 72 virgins awaiting him in paradise.
7 posted on 01/06/2002 12:00:25 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: BunnySlippers
Here's the school homepage:
http://homepage.mac.com/eastlakehigh/contents.html

And the Theatre Dept:
http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/9351/ (GeoCities??)

8 posted on 01/06/2002 12:06:30 AM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: BunnySlippers
Here comes the psychobabble.
9 posted on 01/06/2002 12:09:41 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Cultural Jihad
I wonder when we'll see a photo of the little Al Queda wannabe ...
10 posted on 01/06/2002 12:09:42 AM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: Howlin
Here comes the psychobabble.

Funny how all these J.D.s are all "honor students".

11 posted on 01/06/2002 12:10:41 AM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
Well, I already did a word search on "Charles J. Bishop" and got every instance in the past 150 years whenever one participated in an obituary, but none recent.
12 posted on 01/06/2002 12:11:33 AM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: BunnySlippers
Makes me kind of glad my kids were LOUD and TYPICAL.........LOL.
13 posted on 01/06/2002 12:11:57 AM PST by Howlin
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To: BunnySlippers
Tampa crash

Bystanders look up at the tail section of a single-engine plane dangling from the Bank of America building on Saturday, Jan. 5, in Tampa, Fla., after a 15-year-old student pilot crashed into the downtown skyscraper.

AP Photo/Scott Martin

Updated: Saturday, January 5, 2002

Copyright © 2002 Nando Media


Anthrax suspect?

Elijah P. Wallace, 18, of Brentwood, N.H., is seen in a Brentwood police photo on Friday, Jan. 4. Wallace was arrested Friday on suspicion of breaking into a Fremont, N.H., home and told police that he sent an anthrax-laced letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and planned to send more. Investigators found five letters and a bag of white powder in the house with Wallace. Preliminary tests at the scene and on one of the letters tested negative for anthrax.

AP Photo/Brentwood Police HO via The Eagle Tribune

Updated: Saturday, January 5, 2002

Copyright © 2002 Nando Media

14 posted on 01/06/2002 12:17:34 AM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: BunnySlippers
Why is the FAA allowing underage trainees of foreign extraction access to planes over urban aread? Are they completely bereft of all common sense?
15 posted on 01/06/2002 12:29:30 AM PST by Post Toasties
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To: Post Toasties
You know the government. The last thing people associate with bureaucrats is "common sense." They usually do what's obvious to everyone else after they've realized how ridiculous they look not acting in the first place. Makes you wonder how they flushed that federal surplus down the drain so quickly.
16 posted on 01/06/2002 12:32:47 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: BunnySlippers
. . . in the apartment complex where Bishop lived with his mother, Julia . . .

And the dad???

17 posted on 01/06/2002 5:25:32 AM PST by madprof98
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To: BunnySlippers
Has no intrepid reporter found a picture of this kid yet?
18 posted on 01/06/2002 6:46:30 AM PST by uvular
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To: jmp702
I wonder if he felt isolated and turned to the Koran.
19 posted on 01/06/2002 7:21:01 AM PST by FITZ
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To: dbwz
Something tells me that instead of shooting up a school to "make a statement," the kid decided to crash a plane.
20 posted on 01/06/2002 7:26:41 AM PST by He Rides A White Horse
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To: BunnySlippers
I wonder when we'll see a photo of the little Al Queda wannabe ...</i.

I think the truth will be more of a combination of posts 5 and 6.

21 posted on 01/06/2002 7:28:50 AM PST by He Rides A White Horse
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To: He Rides A White Horse
Off.
22 posted on 01/06/2002 7:29:45 AM PST by He Rides A White Horse
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To: BunnySlippers
Snare said Bishop was one of about 450 freshmen and remained largely unknown to administrators. "I did not know him and I've been in conversation with my five assistant principals and they did not know him either," Snare said.

sheesh, how big is this 'education factory'? Time to bring back smaller schools, where adults can keep an eye on kids, by name.

23 posted on 01/06/2002 7:31:48 AM PST by fnord
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To: BunnySlippers
I would be really surprised to find a budding Jihadist here.

Probably a case of some disturbed kid who thought that in light of recent events, crashing a plane would make a bigger ststement, as dbwz suggested.

24 posted on 01/06/2002 7:38:43 AM PST by He Rides A White Horse
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To: BunnySlippers
He was just the right age for schizophrenia to begin to manifest - Depression, paranoia, delusions/voices. I don't know anything about the particular case, but if I were investigating, I would ask Q's about mental disease in the family; his withdrawn behaviour fits in with the prodrome or early onset of schizophrenia.
25 posted on 01/06/2002 7:57:42 AM PST by SarahW
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To: madprof98
And the dad???

He's probably trying out a new gay lifestyle ...

26 posted on 01/06/2002 12:00:40 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: SarahW
his withdrawn behaviour fits in with the prodrome or early onset of schizophrenia.

I don't know much about the disease ... but don't schizophrenics usually kill OTHER people, not themselves?

27 posted on 01/06/2002 12:02:50 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
FOX reporting he left a pro-Osama suicide note.
28 posted on 01/06/2002 12:23:28 PM PST by veronica
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To: BunnySlippers
"He rode my bus to school. He sat in the front row. He always had sunglasses on for some reason," said David Ontiveros, a 14-year-old neighbor...

An opposing softball pitcher always had sunglasses on.

"So people can't see into my brain."

29 posted on 01/06/2002 12:37:25 PM PST by F-117A
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To: BunnySlippers
Nope
30 posted on 01/06/2002 12:37:55 PM PST by SarahW
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To: All
Fox just showed a news conference with Tampa police.

A suicide note was found on the body stating that he acted alone in sympthy for Bin Laden.

No photo of him was shown yet.

31 posted on 01/06/2002 12:45:27 PM PST by LADY J
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