A pilot who was killed in a crash in 2013 reportedly listed pop star Taylor Swift as his emergency contact.
Michael Callan, 45, was obsessed with the “Shake It Off” singer and wrote her numerous letters that were said to “have the flavor [of] stalking,” WSMV-TV reported, citing NTSB internal records. In 2012, Callan underwent a mental health evaluation where it was discovered that he wrote numerous letters to Swift.
Callan was legally drunk when he tried to land a small plane at Nashville International Airport amid dense fog, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined. Callan was the only person on the plane at the time of the crash. The plane, a Cessna 172R was said to have burst into flames when it crashed. Callan was reportedly supposed to travel to Pelee Island Airport in Ontario, Canada, but instead flew to Nashville.
The Canadian pilot also listed Swift as his emergency contact on his membership application to the Windsor Flying Club, where he rented the plane. WSMV obtained the records through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Callan had a criminal history in Canada and was a bank robber years before his fatal crash, according to Canadian media. He robbed five banks in eleven months in Windsor and was dubbed “Windsor’s most famous bank robber,” WSMV reported.
At the time of the crash, Swift’s publicist said the crooner did not know Callan.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.