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Pilot’s License Revoked After Flight Over Maryland

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Public records show the pilot of a US Airways flight was stripped of his flying certificate for a year after he lowered his plane to fly over his Maryland home in 2012.

The Daily Times obtained Federal Aviation Administration documents from an investigation into a Dec. 21, 2012 flight. Documents show the pilot flew dangerously low over Salisbury’s The Center shopping mall and his home while landing a flight from Philadelphia.

About 24 passengers and two crewmembers were aboard the flight operated by Piedmont Airlines.

Investigators found the pilot operated “with reckless disregard for safety,” endangering passengers and the shopping mall. The FAA revoked Edmund Draper’s pilot certificate in June 2013. Draper doesn’t appear to have a listed phone number.

Piedmont Airlines says Draper no longer works for them.
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Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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