Hayden man arrested for shooting at historic biplane | News
HAYDEN, AL (WBRC)- A 36-year-old Hayden man let his temper get the best of him and now he is facing federal charges for shooting at an airplane.
Jason Allen McCay is accused of firing a gun at a historic biplane. That biplane was the subject of Fox6's Fred Hunter's Absolutely Alabama. On June 22 81-year-old Fred Campbell, along with a friend, took up the renovated Boeing Stearman Plane. Campbell has operated the Campbell Air Field since 1959. He purchased and flew the historic plane back from Guatamala.
McCay had been involved in a feud with Campbell over planes flying over his house which is directly across the street from the private airport. Witnesses say they heard the shots the day,
"Very stupid. Idiotic. They flew it. The guy took three or four shots at them. I didn't see the man do it but I heard the shots," Carlton Sloan said.
Thursday Morning members of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, along with the Blount County Sheriff's Department, arrested McCay. McCay has been charged with attempted destruction of an aircraft which is a felony. McCay will appear at a detention hearing Friday.
Campbell and his family did not want to comment on the arrest but others are glad that McCay will not pose a threat to the area in the future.
"If you shoot it straight up it's likely to fall on somebody. If you shoot it horizontal you are liable to hit someone. There is no point shooting at anything you don't want to hit," Sloan said
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