On his way to this weekend’s Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot in West Point Kentucky:

Allen Harvey Friedlander, of Southfield, Mich., was piloting the plane when it crashed on an outer road that circles the fair grounds between gates 1 and 6 about 8:30 p.m., FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

No one else was on board the Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, which was registered to Friedlander.

Eight machine guns, three upper receivers — or gun parts used for assembly — and several thousand rounds of ammunition were removed from the plane, according to Alicia Smiley, a Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman, but the amount and types of guns removed was unavailable.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the weapons, which are being held in Louisville police’s property room, Smiley said.

Full Story – HERE

My guess is he was bringing all the guns to the Knob Creek shoot to make some money off rentals. (Now Confirmed HERE)

Interview with the Pilot:

Hopefully the man makes a speedy recovery, and the ATF gives him his guns back.


Spotted by member gimp2x at an airport near Glock’s U.S. headquarters in Smyrna, GA:

the pilots are both named christian, flight attendants looked like supermodels

As in most Glock related threads, hilarity ensued:

How long after those pictures were taken did the aircraft explode? (Madcap72)

Advanced polymer fuselage that goes Ka Boom when you reach 32,000 feet. (glockkaboom)

Yeah apparently you can run these planes through mud and sand, they will still fly even underwater, but its better to get the maritime spring cups for it. (koorva)

Some more jokes over at GlockTalk:

I hope the toilet seat doesn’t have the rough texture finish. (Aaron Geisler)

Ya know, on a plane, I might want RTF lavatory seats. Just in case the flight gets a bit turbulent, I want extra griping power.  Now, if the toilet paper has an RTF feel to it….. (BMG22)

According to wikipedia, the Bombardier Global Express goes for $45 million.  That’s a lot of Glocks!  I imagine most people that spend $45million on a plane probably spend another couple million at least upgrading it.

Plane enthusiasts in the thread were saying this is most likely a corporate jet, and that Gaston is known to have a smaller Cessna Citation X for his own personal use. thread – HERE

GlockTalk thread – HERE