...While Drunks Keep Finding Planes To Steal
Meanwhile, when it comes to beating airport security, there doesn't seem to be any better strategy than getting thoroughly drunk. Perhaps because of the focus on aviation security these days, maybe we're just hearing about these incidents more, but it seems strange, indeed, that a young man "in a visible state of drunkenness" was able to break into an airport terminal at Coulommiers, east of Paris, and take a single-engine plane for a joy ride. But it gets better (worse). After being intercepted by a helicopter and escorted to Charles de Gaulle Airport, he managed to run away from airport officials who were trying to detain him. However, the man did leave a trail. He left behind a set of keys and numerous fingerprints in the aircraft. Police finally caught up to the man they believe responsible and, at last report, he was giving his side of the story at the Coulommiers police station.