Canadian pilot who died in Nashville crash reportedly drunk, obsessed

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Canadian pilot who died when he crashed a small plane at the Nashville International Airport three years ago was legally drunk and obsessed with a Nashville celebrity. That’s according to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation of the Oct. 29, 2013, crash.

The report does not name the celebrity, but 45-year-old Michael Callan’s flying club membership lists Taylor Swift as his emergency contact.

The investigation also notes Callan had repeated criminal convictions in Canada.

It states, “The pilot’s prior criminal actions and impulsive behavior are consistent with anti-social personality disorder, which likely led to his impetuous decision to fly to Nashville.”

Callan circled the airport in a single-engine Cessna 172F for two hours before attempting to land in dense fog without proper training.

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