Friend says pilot in crash mystery has e-mailed

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

An acquaintance of the Indiana man at the center of a plane crash mystery says he's received an e-mail from the missing pilot saying the situation is a misunderstanding and he fears he will soon be dead.

Tom Britt received the e-mail Monday night from neighbor Marcus Schrenker, whose businesses are under investigation for possible securities violations. Britt believes the e-mail is real but says its authenticity hasn't been verified.

Authorities believe Schrenker let his plane crash in the Florida panhandle and apparently parachuted to safety.

Britt says Schrenker tells him the crash was an accident and he wanted his companies to succeed. Schrenker tells Britt he fears he will "be gone" by the time the e-mail is read.

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