Citizen Calls 911 Over Fake Halloween Plane Crash

Oct 18, 2018

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File this one under better safe than sorry.

A concerned citizen called 911 to report a plane crash after passing by Delbert Holsinger’s lifelike wrecked ultralight Halloween display.

The witness’ call prompted the fire department and the State Highway Patrol to respond to the front yard wreckage, erected by the 85-year-old at his home in Pickerington, Ohio, for the holiday. The ultralight is strategically placed around a tree with a skeleton and witch hanging out of the cockpit.

Call it his trained eye, but Holsinger doesn’t understand how someone could mistake the stunt for the real thing: “Anybody with any sense… can see what kind of shape it’s in,” he said. “They come through here 70 miles an hour so they don’t have much time to check it out.”

Holsinger’s 12-year-old neighbor Piper Johnson agrees: “I think it is actually funny that somebody did that because it’s just a decoration.”

Holsinger, an army veteran and retired Air National Guardsman who collects planes, got his inspiration for the decoration from his love for aviation. He had been storing the aircraft up until now in a trailer.

While first responders are surely relieved anytime fatalities are avoided, emergency or not, Holsinger did throw this spooky factoid out: “The guy who designed this aircraft here got killed demonstrating it for sale.”

Featured image courtesy of ABC 22/Fox 45 Dayton via Twitter.

H/T: Fox News

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