Beschrijving:A CRJ-200 passenger jet was damaged when it ran into a parking lot after being stolen at night.
|Datum:||dinsdag 17 juli 2012|
Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-200ER
|Motoren:|| 2 General Electric CF34-3B1|
|Bemanning:||slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1|
|Passagiers:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0|
|Totaal:||slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1 |
|Plaats:||Saint George Municipal Airport, UT (SGU) (Verenigde Staten)
|Fase:|| Taxi (TXI)|
|Soort vlucht:||Ilegale Vlucht|
|Vliegveld van vertrek:||Saint George Municipal Airport, UT (SGU), Verenigde Staten|
|Vliegveld van aankomst:||-|
A commercial pilot wanted in connection with the killing of his girlfriend in Colorado Springs went up to the Saint George Municipal Airport, UT (SGU) gained access to the airfield by climbing over the barbed wire fence. He walked to a parked Skywest Airlines CRJ-200 and managed to board the plane and start the engines. A security guard saw the airplane starting to taxy. It reportedly struck part of the terminal building and ended up in a parking lot.
The pilot then shot himself once, killing himself inside the plane.
The CRJ200 involved had probably arrived at Saint George on Monday night at 22:36 on flight SKW7772 from Salt Lake City, UT and was staying overnight at Saint George.
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.