Ala. man arrested for shooting at restored biplane
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Hayden man has been arrested for shooting at a restored biplane flying over a private airfield.
U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance says 36-year-old Jason Allen McCay was arrested Thursday and charged with attempted destruction of an aircraft.
The complaint says McCay was seen shooting a long-gun at a 1943 Boeing Stearman Biplane that was landing on Campbell Field, a private grass airstrip in Hayden, Ala., on June 22. The complaint also says McCay attempted to damage, destroy, disable and wreck the plane.
The aircraft was being flown on tested flights over Campbell Field. On the same day of shooting, about 20 witnesses were present at the field in celebration of the plane being restored to flight standards.
McCay is scheduled to appear in a detention hearing on Friday morning.