And back here at home, a bizarre scene involving a stolen plane. Dramatic new video shows the jet speeding past the terminal, crashing into fences, slicing through buildings with its wings, as the... See More
And back here at home, a bizarre scene involving a stolen plane. Dramatic new video shows the jet speeding past the terminal, crashing into fences, slicing through buildings with its wings, as the pilot tried to use the plane as an escape vehicle. And abc's jim avila has more. Reporter: The wild ride on this stolen passenger jet, that left so many questions in july about airport security, now, from surveillance cameras all around the st. George utah airport, some disturbing answers about what could be the weakest link. Bashed wire perimeter fences. Police releasing caught on tape video that traces the midnight attempt by a fugitive rogue pilot to literally launch an escape by stealing the plane. Brian hedglin uses his coat and thick gloves to climb the razor wired fence. And here, he can be seen scurrying across the tarmac. Look closely from this angle and you can see him remove the wooden blocks from beneath the landing gear. Moments later, a clear view of the plane in reverse. Then, the jet moves forward, a little too quickly and can be seen hitting first the gate with its left wing. From this camera, a cloud of dust as the jet clips the terminal itself. And now out of control, bounces off speed bumps and into the parking lot. The tragic ending, thankfully not on camera. The pilot, on the run, after killing his colorado girlfriend, shoots himself. His body, found in the passenger cabin. The jet engine still running. Jim avila, abc news, new york.
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