Indiana man pleads guilty to search and rescue hoax

NEW ORLEANS — Marcus Schrenker, 38, of McCordsville, Indiana pled guilty today in the Northern District of Florida of making a fake distress call and intentionally crashing a plane. The U.S. Coast Guard had Schrenker indicted on Jan. 14, 2009 with communicating a false distress message and willfully destroying or wrecking an aircraft. Special agents from the Coast Guard Investigative Service field...

Coast Guard charges Schrenker with false distress call

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Coast Guard processed an arrest warrant on fugitive pilot Marcus Schrenker Wednesday with communicating a false distress message and willfully destroying or wrecking an aircraft.