According to local authorities, a tiny plane's pilot threatened to deliberately crash into a Walmart in Mississippi, prompting the business to be evacuated.

The police in Tupelo, Mississippi, claimed to have spoken with the pilot personally after learning of the scenario earlier on Saturday.

According to a police statement posted on Facebook, "With the mobility of an aeroplane of that type, the risk zone is considerably bigger than even Tupelo."

They stated that people had been scattered and that Walmart and a petrol station had been evacuated.

Videos on social media appeared to show a small plane flying in circles at a low altitude, however Reuters was unable to independently verify them.

The jet was reportedly flying close to a Toyota facility, according to The Daily Journal, and the pilot was employed at the regional airport in Tupelo.

According to witnesses, the pilot has reportedly moved away from the Walmart location and is now close to the Toyota plant in Blue Springs.

Authorities claimed to have spoken with the Beechcraft King Air 90 pilot personally who is threatening to deliberately crash the aircraft.

Soon after the incident, the news organization BNO posted a video of the little plane flying above the Mississippi city.

Soon after 8 a.m., law enforcement informed the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the plane had departed the Tupelo area's airspace.

It was flying close to a Toyota production facility in the neighbourhood of Blue Springs. According to DailyMail, a worker at the airport took the plane.