Eric Johnson abducts his Child and Crashes Plane into Ex-Mother-in-Law’s House


This is truly a bizarre and tragic story out of Indiana. It started off as a missing person case and became much worse. Almost at the very moment that Beth Johnson was reporting to police that her ex-husband had taken her daughter; the tragic plot was already set in motion. Eric Johnson abducts his 8 year old daughter, straps her into to his airplane and then crashes the two of them into his ex-In-laws home. Police believe that the act was intentional.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — By the time Beth Johnson rushed to tell police that she suspected her ex-husband had abducted their 8-year-old daughter, it was too late. Eric Johnson had already strapped Emily into the passenger seat of a leased single-engine Cessna and taken off, police said. Moments later, the aircraft slammed into the side of his former mother-in-law’s house.

Johnson, 47, and his daughter died in the crash, which investigators suspect was intentional. Federal authorities on Tuesday were in southern Indiana trying to figure out what led up to that devastating crash.

What lengths disturbed adults will go to get back at others. Its too bad that people like this can’t just fade away and start a new, instead they feel the need to destroy their ex-spouse by killing an innocent child. There is a special spot in hell reserved for you Mr. Johnson.

Bursten said eyewitness accounts of the plane’s movements just before the crash led police to suspect the crash was deliberate, as did the relationships involved.

“I thought he would do something to get back at Beth,” Pace said. “He was a very possessive person. He got what he wanted.”

UPDATE I: Husband spoke with Ex-Wife Prior to crash and stated, “You’re not going to get her,” before he crashed his plane in to his in-laws house killing himself and the 8 year old daughter.

BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) — Eric Johnson told his ex-wife, “You’re not going to get her,” shortly before the small plane he was piloting with his 8-year-old daughter crashed into his former mother-in-law’s house, killing them both.

The mother-in-law, Vivian Pace, wasn’t injured and told reporters outside her damaged home Tuesday about the phone call.

She said her daughter, Beth Johnson, was worried after young Emily didn’t show up for school after a weekend vacation with her father. She finally reached Eric Johnson by cell phone shortly before the crash.

“I’ve got her, and you’re not going to get her,” he told her, according to Pace.

UPDATE II: Police: Indiana Plane Crash That Killed Man, Daughter Was Intentional

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Eric Johnson abducts his Child and Crashes Plane into Ex-Mother-in-Law’s House”

    1. joe bear on March 6th, 2007 11:04 am

      What an ahole.I heard that Satan is having to add two more levels for people like you ,aruba,couey,scott peterson,etc.go to hell,soon.

    2. vicki on March 6th, 2007 11:20 am

      Joebear, I think hell is to good of a place for animals like them…

    3. joe bear on March 6th, 2007 12:32 pm

      I agree,but I heard they are building new levels.

    4. Richard on March 6th, 2007 2:49 pm

      I read that article, and I can’t believe that a human being concocted that scheme. That @)$*%@_@ must have been reeling from insanity. To do that to his own little girl?

      One wonders what his thoughts were upon reading about 9/11.

    5. slogmonster on March 7th, 2007 5:00 pm

      I can’t fathom the amount of hate this guy must have had in him.

    6. ReYS on March 10th, 2007 9:57 pm

      Why would you think he would be in hell paying for this? Is this a good excuse to keep on living? With the idea that people like this deserve a PLACE IN HELL? What could have been done to keep this from happening? Why was that little girl so easily accessible? Because no one was paying attention. Eveyone goes about doing their own thing and doesn’t do the neighborly thing and check things out. No one has the time these days for anyone else but their own problems. I think that if there really was a hell, that place should be left to those that fail to help their neighbors. But I really don’t think that man is paying for anything. Hes just as dead as his 8 year old daughter. They no longer exist. So continue on with your lives and enjoy it. Maybe life would be even better if everyone would just “care” for each other.

    7. mark on April 21st, 2007 8:56 am

      i dont care how many poblems you have, there is no reason to kill yourself or anyone else. he will rot in hell

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