Tennessee Citizen Indicted for Piloting Aircraft Without Certification
On May 14, 2013, Steven Allan Cate was indicted in U.S. District Court, Greenville, Tennessee, for piloting an aircraft without an airman's certificate.
On April 1, 2013, air traffic controllers identified aircraft N5863S as an unregistered civil aircraft that was being piloted from Daytona Beach, Florida, to Morristown, Tennessee. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contacted the Morristown Police Department and officers met the aircraft at the airport and identified Cate as the pilot. The FAA reported that Cate did not possess a valid pilot's certificate.
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