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American Airlines/PSA Pilot Christian Martin Arrested for Triple Murder

Old 12th May 2019, 00:47
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American Airlines/PSA Pilot Christian Martin Arrested for Triple Murder

An airline pilot facing charges in a years-old triple murder case was arrested Saturday morning at Louisville International Airport.

The United States Marshall's Service and local agencies took Christian Martin into custody at the airport in connection with the November 2015 deaths of Calvin and Pamela Phillips and Edward Dansereau, according to Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.Calvin Phillips was found shot to death in his Pembroke, Kentucky, home on Nov. 18, 2015. His wife, Pamela, and neighbor, Edward Dansereau, were found dead in a burned-out vehicle in a nearby cornfield.

A grand jury indicted Martin Friday on three counts of murder, one count of arson, one count of attempted arson, burglary in the first degree and three counts of tampering with physical evidence.
https://abc13.com/5295947/

"Martin, who used to live in Kentucky but currently resides in North Carolina, has been placed on administrative suspension."
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Old 12th May 2019, 00:57
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Not an American Airlines pilot, fake news..
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Old 12th May 2019, 01:58
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A little pedantic there TD
American Airlines confirmed to ABC News that Martin has worked as a first officer for PSA Airlines since January 2018. PSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of American that operates American Eagle-branded regional flights
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A little pedantic there TD
Nah, different airlines, differs AOC, different seniority lists etc..
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Old 12th May 2019, 03:20
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Another 'American Airlines' Pilot Arrested

Looks like yet another American Airlines pilot (actually PSA) has been arrested. The good news is that it isn't for alcohol this time:

https://www.wlky.com/article/america...urder/27441887

Anybody remember Richard Crafts? He's eligible for parole soon:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Helle_Crafts
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Old 12th May 2019, 04:15
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Let's just say the crew ID tag for a PSA pilot (***not the one indicted, however****) says "PSA" - the lanyard it hangs from says "American Airlines OneWorld."

https://www.psaairlines.com/features...et-gary-brooks

The spokeswomen commenting on the arrest was - American corporate, not PSA. She said "The American and PSA families yada yada...."

In any event, innocent until proven guilty, and the actions of any one pilot, especially if before hire date, and having nothing to do with aviation, are no reflection at all on the rest of the "family."
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Old 12th May 2019, 04:41
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Think I would have prefered drunk.
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Old 12th May 2019, 09:13
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Man arrested for murder.

Occupation relevance ?
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Mental state, if he had realised he was going to be caught do major damage and further murder with his aircraft.
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Mental state, if he had realised he was going to be caught do major damage and further murder with his aircraft.
er Hardly

If realised he was going to be caught then use aircraft / airline to get the hell out of dodge quickly.
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Old 12th May 2019, 13:19
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
Looks like yet another American Airlines pilot (actually PSA) has been arrested. The good news is that it isn't for alcohol this time:

https://www.wlky.com/article/america...urder/27441887

Anybody remember Richard Crafts? He's eligible for parole soon:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Helle_Crafts
This could have turned out far worse if he had become suspicious of an investigation.
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Old 12th May 2019, 17:45
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the lanyard it hangs from says "American Airlines OneWorld."
Yeah, good observation but I doubt the lanyard is controlling, otherwise a bunch of guys would go out and by a $2.00 Delta lanyard and be instant Delta Pilots.
If we are going to post employer headlines for every crook or loser, at least get it right, try this: PSA pilot arrested for triple murder. (As an AA pilot, we have enough bad press, don’t need to take the blame for other airlines pilot’s misdeeds.��)
Carry on.
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bit long in tooth to be a regional FO? late starter?
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Originally Posted by iceman50 View Post
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Mental state, if he had realised he was going to be caught do major damage and further murder with his aircraft.


errrr no occupation sells news...
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
Looks like yet another American Airlines pilot (actually PSA) has been arrested. The good news is that it isn't for alcohol this time:

https://www.wlky.com/article/america...urder/27441887

Anybody remember Richard Crafts? He's eligible for parole soon:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Helle_Crafts
guess life was tough at Eastern for an FO in those days
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Misleading headline Bubba, this pilot was never an American Airlines Pilot, but rather PSA..
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Old 13th May 2019, 23:06
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Originally Posted by TowerDog View Post
Misleading headline Bubba, this pilot was never an American Airlines Pilot, but rather PSA..
Um .... what does it say in big letters on the side of the aircraft ? Or at the check in desk ? Or on the airline mag in the seat pocket ?
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this pilot was never an American Airlines Pilot, but rather PSA
For the pedantic that is true, except PSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of American, ergo, the pilot is an employee of American. And oddly, the PSA aircraft are owned by American according to the FAA registry.
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Um .... what does it say in big letters on the side of the aircraft ? Or at the check in desk ? Or on the airline mag in the seat pocket ?
Or on his paycheck, or on the interview board's paycheck?

Oh.
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As an AA pilot, we have enough bad press, don’t need to take the blame for other airlines pilot’s misdeeds
The "other airline" (PSA) is owned by American, as are the PSA aircraft, hence the pilot is an American employee, and is why his lanyard says "American".
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