Ga. pilot tried to strike officers with plane


By Megan Matteucci
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — A pilot is in jail after almost striking two officers with his plane and shutting down the Griffin-Spalding Airport for 45 minutes, police said.

Dan Wayne Gryder, 48, from Griffin, a commercial airline pilot and private instructor, is being held in the Spalding County jail, charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of obstruction.

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