Pilot of Stolen Plane Captured

The rogue pilot who stole a small plane from a Canadian flight school has been captured in southern Missouri after hours of eluding authorities and U.S. military aircraft. Yavuz Burke, a native of Turkey and a Canadian citizen, took off on foot after landing the Cessna 172 but was later caught, federal officials said. U.S. military pilots who tracked and intercepted the aircraft during its erratic, lengthy flight tried to get Burke’s attention earlier in the day; at one point, Burke appeared to see the F-16 fighter jets, according to a spokesman for NORAD, but would not respond. Canadian officials say Burke, who was a student at the flight school but had not clocked many hours before absconding with the plane, is “not a happy individual.” He became a Canadian citizen last year.