Oh those wacky sports fans

Is this what the F.B.I. had in mind when it warned us about light aircraft?

An attempt to honour a dead baseball fan's last wish went horribly wrong on Friday, forcing the evacuation of Safeco Field, the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball team, amid fears of a bio-terror attack.

The plane dropped a package which exploded on impact, spraying the area with a "mystery white powder." It later turned out that the package contained the ashes of a devout Mariners fan who had wanted his remains cast over the field.

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Published on May 27, 2002 12:49 AM.

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