UPDATE: Missouri trooper says man stole plane in suicide attempt

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | 5:24 p.m. CDT; updated 5:52 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 7, 2009

ELLSINORE — A flight student, accused of stealing a plane in Canada and flying erratically across three U.S. states, was trying to commit suicide hoping to get shot down by military fighter planes, a state trooper said Tuesday.