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April Fools: Calif. man concocts fake plane crash

This is an experimental aircraft - not the one used by a Yucaipa, Calif. man to stage a fake plane crash - but it gives you some idea of the lengths to which he went to pull off an April Fools Day prank.
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(CBS/AP) YUCAIPA, Calif. - Here's more from the April Fools file.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that a businessman in Yucaipa, in Southern California, made believe a small plane had crashed in front of his equipment rental business Monday, by using a forklift to maneuver the aircraft to look like it nosedived into a fence.

What some people won't do for a laugh, huh?

The April Fooler in question, Billy Cheesman Jr., also strung yellow caution tape around the site to make it resemble a crash scene.

Cheesman says someone gave him the two-seat experimental plane and he's been trying to figure out what to do with it.

"A couple people called me up and said they couldn't believe what they saw," Cheesman told the Riverside Press Enterprise. "I've gotten a lot of pictures. I've really gotten nothing but positive feedback."

As foolish as this may all sound, Cheesman at least had the good sense to notify the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department before he created the fake plane-crash scene.

We're sure the deputies must have been thrilled.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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