: News

Filed Under:

Homeless Man Allegedly Steals, Crashes Plane

Play associated audio

Police in Frederick, Md., say a homeless man tried to leave town in a stolen plane but crashed

Perhaps it was to mark the 106th anniversary of the Wright brothers first flight. Or maybe it was an ongoing dispute with gravity. But 51-year-old Calvin Cox allegedly tried to steal a single-engine plane from Frederick Municipal Airport. He attempted to take off but crashed the plane before ever leaving the ground. Frederick County police say a canine team found Cox in the woods after an airport worker reported the crash at 2:15 am Monday, they say Cox is familiar with planes but did not know how to operate one. Cox faces a bond hearing today on charges of felony theft, burglary, and trespass.

Sabri Ben-Achour reports...

NPR

'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
NPR

Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
NPR

4 Questions With NPR's Nina Totenberg About Justice Antonin Scalia

NPR's legal affairs correspondent talks about about Scalia's life, legacy and what's next.
NPR

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.