woman arrested after firing shots at Fulton airport

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    An irate elderly Fulton woman is free on bond after she stormed into the Fulton Airport terminal Saturday night and announced she was going to shoot down an airplane. Police reported she later fired a weapon at the airport.

    Fulton police gave this account of the incident that occurred at 7:42 p.m. Saturday:

    Judy Davis, 69, is accused of entering the Fulton Airport terminal building with a pistol, which she produced, and said she was going to shoot down an airplane because it had repeatedly flown too close to home.

    She then is accused of going out to the runway and firing a .22 caliber handgun.

    When police arrived at the airport, they reported they found Davis on the runway were a small plane was attempting to land. Police said she fired the handgun. It's unknown, police said, if Davis fired the weapon into the ground or at the landing airplane.

    The unidentified pilot of the airplane aborted his landing and was uninjured. After police arrested Davis, he landed his plane safely a short time later.

    Davis was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and taken to the Callaway County Jail where she posted a $4,500 bond and was released to face charges later.

    Fulton police contacted federal authorities and they will assist in the investigation of the incident.

    Airport manager Travis St. John said several pilots had been practicing takeoffs and landings all day and into the night at the airport in training exercises.

    "It started in the morning and then there was a break at noon and it resumed in the afternoon. Then it resumed again in the evening. But I guess it did sound like it was going on all day and into the night," St. John said.

    St. John said a grass runway was being used because the pilots wanted to practice using a grass runway. That took the flight pattern of takeoffs and landings over the Judy Davis home, which was unusual because grass runways are not used often at the airport.

    "If she had called the airport to complain about the noise we could have switched them to another runway. But she didn't call to complain," St. John said.

    St. John estimated the planes were flying about 200 to 300 feet over the Davis home near the airport.

    St. John said the pilots told him that Davis never did get on the airport runway but she did fire at least one shot.

    St. John said the airport closes at 6 p.m. and the pilots were having a social event and doing some training in the evening.

    St. John said he was told by pilots that no pilot aborted a landing but instead stayed in the plane after it landed.

    The pilots called 911 and police arrived and took Davis into custody.

    St. John said the pilots were not doing anything unusual or illegal but if someone had complained he would have required them to switch to another runway.

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    They're coming to take me away, ha ha, he he, ho ho. To the funny farm, with plastic trees and chirping birds.
     
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    Wait, wait, wait. With all of the billions of dollars we're spending on security for our airports today, this woman actually got out onto a runway, with a weapon and supposedly fired shots at an airplane or tried to? What if some terrorist organization had a fucking stinger missile?? WTF?? How the hell does security allow someone to literally get onto the runway of an airport!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    hmmm
     
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    calm down, dave. This municipal runway is about as significant as your local taxi service route. It's not as if federal air marshals hang out in Fulton, Mo.



    still.. crazy bitch.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    When I was going thru Primary flight training in Corpus Christi in the early 1980s, there was some old guy living near the outlying field who decided he didn't like our planes flying over....so he started shooting at us. It really opened my eyes when the board behind Maintenance Control had written in big letters "Preflight for Bullet Holes". :eek:
     
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    Sounds like it could have been an opportunity for an accidental weapons release. :eek:
     
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    A .22 caliber handgun?

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    ROFLMNAO...

    Irrational Women are a GAS! How she missed being called as a "AIR-TRAFFIC Czar"... is anyone's guess... She's clearly got more guys and every BIT of the grasp on reality as anyone presently sitting in the Obama cabinet...
     
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