Bill Simon, who left Walmart last year, safely ditched the plane on a Fayetteville, Ark., highway shortly after take off from Walmart’s headquarters town of Bentonville, using an emergency parachute system to slow it down following a mechanical failure. He, his passengers and the driver of a truck they hit sustained only minor injuries.
“Bill Simon, the former U.S. CEO of Walmart, crash-landed a single-engine plane in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Tuesday. He and his two passengers survived a parachute landing. The Fayetteville police reported that the plane experienced oil pressure problems during its flight from Bentonville Municipal Airport to Waco, Texas.”