Blue Ridge pilot faces no immediate charges for unauthorized flight
Neither Roanoke nor the FBI plans to press charges, but the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Monday's flight.
By Amanda Codispoti
The pilot who took off from Roanoke Regional Airport on Monday without authorization after he threatened to crash into Smith Mountain Lake will likely not face any criminal charges.
However, the Federal Aviation Administration has opened an investigation to determine whether he violated federal regulations, said Jim Peters, a spokesman for the FAA.