• Jun 17, 2010
Officials search for a downed plane – Click above to watch video after the jump

We've been a little curious as to what good old Bob Lutz has been up to after retiring from General Motors. While the former auto exec had said that he would be busy slaving away over his latest book, the truth may be a bit more exciting. Several locals in Pinckney, Michigan called emergency services when they spotted a small jet flying at low altitude, believing that the aircraft was going down. Officials didn't find anything, but said that they discovered that a "retired gentleman" had been previously flying his personal aircraft in the area.

No one is officially saying whether or not it was Lutz who was spending the afternoon reenacting his favorite Top Gun scenes, but we have a hard time imaging imagining how many other auto exec retirees would be buzzing church towers with a decommissioned jet in rural Michigan. By all accounts, the pilot landed safely without incident, and since neither the plane nor the pilot were positively identified, no one is being charged for the search and rescue operation. Hit the jump for a quick video of the search effort.

[Source: Livingston Daily via Jalopnik]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't get it. Why wouldn't the local emergency services just call the tower at the local airport; radio to the pilot and done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Attaboy Lutz!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, Zack, would one have to have been a retired auto exec to have been flying a warbird in that area? Here's a clue: no.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess retirement just doesn't provide the "Danger Zone" that Ol' Bob needs. He "Lost that Lovin Feeling" and needed something to "Take (his) Breath Away".

      Ok, I'm done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good old Lutz causing a stir even after retirement... and this time he didn't even have to open his mouth.
      • 4 Years Ago
      He's bringing a whole new meaning to "MAXIMUM" Bob Lutz!
      • 4 Years Ago
      We need to give him some real ammo and tell him that there are some commies hiding in Darrell Issa's basement.