Pilot who crashed and died at Nashville airport named Taylor Swift as next of kin

Taylor Swift

Well here’s a bizarre twist in an already sad and strange story. 

Just about three weeks ago a mystery plane crashed at the Nashville Airport. According to reports, the airplane appears to have circled the airport for more than two hours and then crashed. However, the wreckage somehow wasn’t discovered until seven hours after the plane had hit the ground. 

The pilot, a 45-year-old Canadian man named Michael Callan, left the Windsor Flying Club in Ontario, Canada, about 500 miles from Nashville, on October 28. He was scheduled to make a simple 37-mile journey to Pelee Island Airport, but instead headed towards Nashville. There was heavy fog at the international airport and rather than contacting the airport, he for unclear reasons shut his transponder off and simply circled the airport until he crashed. 

No one’s quite sure what his plans were or why he went to Nashville, but an even stranger piece to the puzzle came to light when it was revealed that Callan had listed Taylor Swift as his next of kin, a definite surprise to his sisters and Taylor Swift who says she had never met the man.

“The first we heard of this was when the appropriate authorities contacted Taylor’s management about the crash,” Paula Erickson, Swift’s publicist, wrote in an email response to questions from The Tennessean. “Taylor does not know this person.” 

The pilot reportedly had no children and wasn’t married. His sisters have asked for privacy in this odd matter. 

So strange. Makes you wonder if Callan had a life insurance policy and if he did whether he named Taylor as his next of kin on there too. Can you imagine? 


This Post Has One Comment

  1. lorendasue23@yahoo.com'

    The biggest mystery to me is how the plane got all the way to Nashville without someone between Canada and here spotting it and realizing it was traveling without its transponder on. At least, I assume that the transponder was off during the entire trip in the U.S. If the transponder was on during the U.S. trip, except in Nashville, and no one recognized a “rogue” plane on radar (especially if it circled the airport more than once), then we’ve got some serious problems with aviation security. For someone who lives not far from Nashville’s airport, the fact that this happened leaves me with some uneasiness.

Comments are closed.