The US financial advisor who attempted to fake his own death in a light aircraft crash will certainly not be elevated to the pantheon of criminal masterminds, after police yesterday revealed he'd left a bullet-point list of his fake distress call in the plane before bailing out. Marcus Schrenker, 38, took off from Anderson, …
and he couldn't find something to blow his plane up with? Fly about for a bit, then yell "Ahmed, no!" and "It's suicide!" down the radio, turn on a timed explosive wrapped around some shaved dead animal, stick it on autopilot and jump out the side.
Plane goes bang, blood & guts all over the place, police assume there's a suicide bomber who did the blowing up. Guy probably goes down as a hero for blowing up the bomber before he could get the plane to hit anything important and dies depressed that the greatest thing he's ever done was actually a fake that he can't tell anyone about.
...make the distress call? If he'd just left the plane to crash, it probably wouldn't have been found for days (Fosset-style) and the windscreen would have almost certainly been smashed. The open door could be explained by the impact, and he'd have got away before anyone had a chance to ask him for ID.
If he ran his company like this plan, no wonder he tried to escape.
Paris, because she'd come up with a smarter (and better-execute) plan than this.
the guy is a legend! when you think he cant do anything more stupid, he then leaves a checklist in the plane!
What gets me, over all of this is that with this chaps level of intelegence he actually managed to obtain a real pilots licence in the first place!
There would be no human remains in the craft, and it would be identifiable from markings and / or flight plan details.
He could have bailed, but they'd then have assumed that he'd turn up for medical attention somewhere.
Dead guys don't crawl far, and tend not to be too hard to find with a big silk sheet attached to themselves. Especially in urban areas, which is where it sounds like he landed.
"If he ran his company like this plan, no wonder he tried to escape."
I wonder just how much of the present financial crisis is down to the fact that people like this had their sticky fingers on the levers of high finance. Remember folks, until someone thought to ask where the money was, his business was considered successful.
How many times have we all heard the smug retort "If you're so smart, why aren't you rich."? To judge from this joker and others in his line of business, intelligence (or at least the ability to ask pertinent questions) is actually a barrier to wealth.
You dont actually have to die to recieve a Darwin award you just need to remove yourself from it
e.g. Whilst jumping out of the plane thinking OH SHIT my checklist, Try to turn round gets gonads caught on door latch, .2 seconds later a nice bloody trail down to the ground !!!
^^ That would be worthy of a Darwin :D
Worst part of his fail: his plane landed rather close to a subdivision (what you Brits call a housing estate, I think). I sincerely hope he gets slapped with attempted murder charges. Intentionally leaving a working plane to fly who knows what distance deserves nothing less.
@ Ken Hagan: "How many times have we all heard the smug retort "If you're so smart, why aren't you rich."? To judge from this joker and others in his line of business, intelligence (or at least the ability to ask pertinent questions) is actually a barrier to wealth."
There's probably a peak IQ for wealth gathering, beyond which people tend to ask too many probing questions and are too able to do the maths in their heads. My younger brother, who is terrible at math, sold cars with large loans to people and thought he was doing them a favor. He thinks I will be wasting my money by paying for my next car in cash. "But it loses like 20% of its value once you drive it off the lot!"
"Precisely why I don't buy new cars and would never borrow money for one."
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