Billy Mays was found dead this morning, about 12 hours after he had returned home from a flight during which he was hit over the head when one of the plane’s tires blew out, causing a rough landing.
There is no confirmation that the hit over his head contributed to Billy’s death, but it does seem like and awfully big coincidence.
Just to be safe and cover their asses I’m sure, the FAA has already released a statement basically blaming Billy Mays for getting hit – because he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
Here’s what we know — Billy Mays was aboard US Airways Flight 1241 flying from Philadelphia, which landed roughly when the front tire blew out as it touched down. After the flight, Billy told FOX 13 in Tampa that something struck him in the head — here’s Billy’s actual quote:
“All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping. It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head.”
We called the FAA for comment, and a spokesperson told us, “The passenger needs to wear a seat belt during landing and he didn’t.”
A spokesperson for US Airways did not want to comment until more information comes to light.
Billy posted about it last on his Twitter last night, saying, “Just had a close call landing in Tampa. The tires blew out upon landing. Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count on US Air.”
This video is pretty random, but I thought it was pretty funny so I had to share it.
Billy Mays goes to McDonald’s…..