Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Beech J35 Bonanza, N8388D: Incident occurred August 13, 2018 in Russellville, Cole County, Missouri

Graham S. McGill, also known as Scott Star

A fugitive on the lam from federal authority for more than eight years has been captured after reportedly amassing various homes, properties and airplanes in the Lake of the Ozarks region. He was caught after making an emergency landing in a mid-Missouri field during a recent flight.

Graham S. McGill is being held without bond after investigations following the small plane crash in Cole County revealed him to be a federal fugitive, wanted by the U.S. District Court for Conspiracy to Cultivate and Manufacture Marijuana.

According to a press release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, a male subject in a small airplane made an emergency landing in a field in Cole County on August 13, 2018 and identified himself to authorities as Scott Star, a resident of Camden County, Missouri.

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office received information about the incident on August 14.

Cole County detectives found upon further investigation of the man that his real name was not Star, but fugitive Graham S. McGill. McGill’s pilot license had been suspended by the FAA in addition to being wanted on the federal charge.

A joint investigation with the Lake Area Narcotics Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Cole County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies, multiple search warrants were issued on homes, properties and airplanes that McGill had purchased in the area.

McGill is being held without bond and has been transferred to another jail facility.

The press release stated that the investigation is ongoing.


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Landed in a field.


Date: 13-AUG-18
Time: 16:10:00Z
Regis#: N8388D
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: J35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Cole County Sheriff John Wheeler confirmed Monday morning that a small plane experiencing engine trouble performed an emergency landing in a farm field near Russellville.

No one was hurt.

According to Wheeler, the pilot, who is believed to be from the Camdenton area, was the only person on board at the time. He was uninjured.

The plane landed in a field off of Scrivener Road in rural Cole County.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://krcgtv.com


  1. Related to Jimmy McGill?

    Better call Saul....

  2. No,no, you got the wrong TV show. This guy is aka Earl Hickey from Camden county from "My Name Is Earl". He was making a "delivery" to Crabman at the Crab Shack but his ex-wife put sugar in his gas tank because he wouldn't share his lottery winnings with her! Karma, you gotta love it!

  3. With a little of Netflix's Ozark thrown in for good measure!

  4. Probably a fun guy to share a beer with.