Callan had been flying planes for years, according to Quenneville. Canadian media reported on Callan’s criminal history as a bank robber long before the crash. Copyright 2018 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). "Michael loved to fly planes, he was an aspiring pilot and his passion was to fly," Jodie Quenneville, the sister of Callan, told CBC News. There was dense fog in that part of Tennessee on Tuesday morning but it is not known if that contributed to the crash. Investigators reviewing the Nashville airport's radar saw a plane arrive within the 20 nautical mile ring of the airport's airspace at about 1:42 a.m. Radar shows Callan circling the airport for about two hours before attempting to land. He last appears on the radar at about 3:50 a.m. One local newspaper said the crash happened at about 3 a.m. but went unnoticed until another plane spotted the wreckage some six hours later. A passing plane spotted the debris shortly before 9 a.m. Callan's identity was confirmed by the medical examiner's office, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. "The pilot's prior criminal actions and impulsive behaviour are consistent with anti-social personality disorder, which likely led to his impetuous decision to fly to Nashville," the report states. 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. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. The runway had last been checked at 2 a.m. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Callan was piloting a single-engine Cessna 172R owned by the Windsor Flying Club, of which he was a member. Gillies said he was not aware of any flight plan that included a trip to Nashville. That's according to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation of the Oct. 29, 2013, crash. According to a report by WSMV News 4, Michael Callan died on Oct. 29, 2013 when his Cessna 172R plane crashed in Nashville. Callan, who had filed a flight plan indicating he was making a 30-minute hop from Windsor to Pelee Island in Lake Michigan, apparently crossed the border undetected and flew south, then circled the Nashville airport for several hours before crashing on the runway. The man killed in a plane crash in Nashville has been identified as Michael Callan. The aircraft was completely destroyed. The NTSB report goes on to read that Callan’s parole officer said that the pilot had a history of repeated convictions and had developed a significant interest in a celebrity who lived in Nashville. Callan circled the airport in a single-engine Cessna 172F for two hours before attempting to land in dense fog without proper training. The crash went unnoticed, despite the plane catching fire. Because Monday is a holiday in Canada, no officials were available in Ontario’s parole division or the Windsor Police Department to confirm Callan’s criminal past. Canadian pilot Michael Callan crashed and died, and his Cessna-172 single-engine plane burned, about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday along Runway 2 Center. "I know nothing of that silly story,” Gillies said. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Members of the Windsor Flying Club are mourning the loss of one of their own and are puzzled why 45-year-old Michael Callan died Tuesday morning after his plane crashed in Nashville. According to the mental health evaluator, the letters “have the flavor of stalking.”. Thank you for your patience. A Canadian pilot who died when he tried to land a small plane at the Nashville International Airport during dense fog he was not qualified to fly in was legally drunk and obsessed with a Nashville celebrity. He said he has “no idea” about the plane’s flight path beyond Pelee Island. The man killed in a plane crash in Nashville has been identified as Michael Callan. The Windsor Flying Club said in a statement that the plane was “rented and flown by a club member.”. Callan, 45 years old, was the only person on the plane at the time of the crash. The NTSB report shows the pilot had a mental health evaluation in August 2012, where he reported he had written several letters to the Nashville celebrity. Cindy detective that Callan had listed Swift as his next of kin. Michael Callan was Windsor’s most famous bank robber; however, his “claim to fame” was being killed in a 2013 Nashville plane crash where he was reputedly seeking out singer Taylor Swift. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Prior to 9/11, the U.S. Customs Service, now part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received advance passenger information from air carriers on a voluntary basis. The charred remains of the plane and Callan were not detected until 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 29, when a pilot spotted the debris and reported it to airport officials. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Callan, 45 years old, was the only person on the plane at the time of the crash. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to, To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. That's according to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation of the Oct. 29, 2013, crash. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Transportation Canada reported Callan closed his flight plan at about 8:30 p.m., an action that would normally indicate a pilot had arrived at his or her destination. At the time of the crash, Swift’s publicist told The Tennessean that the singer did not know Callan. Gillies said he was not aware of any flight plan that included a trip to Nashville. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. “He has done this before, where he’s left at 8 p.m. and come back at noon the next day,” Gillies said. A single-engine Cessna-172 owned by the Windsor Flying Club crashed early Tuesday morning. The investigation ultimate cited Callan’s criminal history and impulsive behavior for leading to his “impetuous decision to fly to Nashville.”. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. He was declared dead at the scene. "He would have had to open a new flight plan before leaving Pelee Island.”. However, even though he would have been required to register, Neylon said he would not be required to file a flight plan if he was flying visually rather than by using instruments. I wonder who I'm thinking of. Photos obtained by the I-Team show it was impossible for Callan to survive the crash, as the plane burst into flames on impact. Officials say the plane caught on fire after it crashed. The NTSB report shows Callan rented the plane from the Windsor Flying Club and reported his destination as Pelee Island Airport in Ontario, Canada. Michael Callan (born Martin Harris Calinieff; November 22, 1935) is an American actor best known for originating the role of Riff in West Side Story on Broadway, and for his film roles for Columbia Pictures, notably Gidget Goes Hawaiian, The Interns and Cat Ballou Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. The wreckage was not discovered until 8:45 a.m., when another pilot saw it while taxiing for departure.

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