Addison airport confirms the death of a man who stole a plane from the airport and crashed it.

A 23-year-old man identified as Logan Timothy James stole the Cessna 172 Skyhawk from ATP Flight School at Addison Airport on Wednesday, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

James was going up on a practice flight maneuver around the airport, but after the first landing and takeoff, he made an ominous/suicidal call.

“I’m climbing up through the clouds and then just gonna head outside of everything,” he said, according to audio from the flight posted by Vas Aviation. “About right now you’ll probably realize that I’m not gonna listen to y’all’s instructions and I’m just heading to East Texas.”

James told the air traffic controller he was going to unkey the microphone and pull the Comm 1 and 2 circuit breakers, according to the recording.

“Career Track 655, Addison Tower, say again,” the controller asks him but gets no replies after trying several times again.

The controller continued trying to reach the plane for over 10 minutes but got no feedback from the pilot.

CBS News Texas reports that the plane took off from Addison Airport. The plane flew east, then north, passing Sulphur Springs and Paris.

Unfortunately, the aircraft crashed in an open field nine miles northeast of Telephone, Texas. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration database, James started his training at the flight school in June 2023. He earned his private pilot certificate on December 24.

ATP flight school released a statement following the death of its pilot.

“A private pilot certificated ATP student was the only aircraft occupant,” the statement reads. “The accident occurred in a remote area, and there were no injuries to anyone on the ground.”

While speaking to a media outlet, James’ father revealed that his son grew up in North Carolina and graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas. He had been hoping to become a commercial airline pilot.

The New York Post reports that The FAA, National Transportation Safety Board, and Addison police are investigating the incident.