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Search Continues, Pilot Threatens Suicide By Flying Aircraft Into Girlfriends Home
By Shane Nolan

September 14, 2012 - The search continues for Michael Sills, 63, a Central Florida pilot who has threaten to commit suicide after the breakup of his girlfriend. Sills had reported he was going to kill himself by flying his aircraft into the home he shared with his girlfriend on Azalea Way in Winter Garden, Florida. 

On Tuesday Sills’ girlfriend reported she told police she received a phone text message stating "In plane Calling police is to late." On Tuesday investigators located Sills' car at the Orlando Apopka Airport. Winter Garden police report Sills’ car appeared to have its exhaust system hooked up to the car in such a way for a suicide attempt. Police also found blood in the car.  

It is believed that Sills took off Took off Tuesday night from Apopka Airport at about 8:30 PM in his single engine Piper Archer aircraft, N2453U. Sills was last tracked in Zellwood area of Orange County through Metro PCS. Investigators believe Sills may have landed at another airport or crashed his plane in a remote area.  

On Monday police were called out to the home after Sills and his girlfriend had broken up and Sills had talked of suicide. However, Stills told police that he was ok.


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