Sorry I Stole the Airplane, Dad.  Really.

Sorry I Stole the Airplane, Dad. Really.

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
March 1, 2006

Wouldn’t you love to see how these dads handle a bit of juvenile misbehavior? According to The Los Angeles Times, two 14-year-old boys tried to run away from home by stealing an airplane owned by the father of one of the boys. Here is the story:

Two Big Bear Lake boys were arrested after stealing a small plane from a hangar at Big Bear Airport on Sunday and then making a forced landing in Joshua Tree National Park, authorities said. The plane, a single-engine Mooney M20C, belonged to the parents of one of the 14-year-old boys, and the two friends apparently were trying to run away from their homes, authorities said.

The boys landed in Pinto Basin, about 30 miles southeast of Twentynine Palms, between 5:30 and 6 p.m. They suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene by rangers, according to park officials.

“There was a disagreement between the boys and their parents, and [the boys] decided to run away,” auhorities said.Officials said they were unsure why the plane had to land. It could have run out of gas, Beavers said. There was only 90 minutes’ worth of fuel in the plane, she said.

Although neither boy has a pilot’s license, the boy who piloted the plane flew regularly with his father and had some knowledge of flying, Dokter said.

Some knowledge of flying?  What will they try next — stealing a NASA rocket?

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

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