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Jailbreak helicopter pilot loses licence over anxiety and post-traumatic stress

Jailbreak helicopter pilot loses licence over anxiety and post-traumatic stress

Sebastien Foray may not have been physically injured when he was turned into an unwitting tool in a dramatic airborne prison escape, but his time behind the controls of the helicopter that briefly spirited two prisoners to freedom wound up temporarily grounding his career.  See full story

Source: CTV, 02-Jan-14

Helicopter prison escape in Ukraine fails

Helicopter prison escape in Ukraine fails

Prison guards foiled on Saturday a daring Hollywood-style attempt to spring two inmates from a penal colony in central Ukraine, the country’s penitentiary service said on its website (see full story)

Source: RIA Novosti, 18-Mar-13

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Helicopter prison escape in Canada succeeds

Helicopter prison escape in Canada succeeds

Four people are in custody including two inmates of a maximum-security jail who made a brazen daylight escape when a hijacked helicopter dropped a cable to the convicts and flew off (see full story).  The successful escape was then curtailed when Quebec Provincial Police tracked down the escapee, who gave himself up peacefully.

Source: The Daily Observer, 18-Mar-13

Two Escape From Greek Prison With Help From A Helicopter

Source: Aero-News, 14-Aug-09

Jackson prisoner uses helicopter in getaway

Source: Detroit Free Press, 02-Jun-09

Offender sprung from prison by helicopter on island of Reunion

Source: BBC, 28-Apr-09