LA – Would be Plane Jacker Thwarted by Chained Plane: ABC News

Posted: April 21, 2012 in Aviation & Airports (General News), USA
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[ABC News]] [AP] Authorities say an armed man tried to steal a small plane from a Los Angeles County airport, but his flight was foiled by a chain connecting the aircraft to the tarmac.

He was turned over to FBI

The would be hijacker was turned over to FBI

A sheriff’s statement says 25-year-old Troy Daniel Long, attempted to steal the two-seat Cessna 152 on Friday from Compton/Woodley Airport, where he’d been a student pilot.

Airport employees said Long entered the airport office and began taking keys for airplanes, then pulled a gun on them when they tried to stop them.

When deputies arrived they found Long revving the engine as the plane lurched and bucked because it was chained to the ground. Deputies drew their guns and Long eventually surrendered.

Read the full AP story at ABC News….


COMPTON, Calif.
April 21, 2012 (AP)

Associated Press

Associated Press


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