March 1, 2012. Jeep crashes through gate and speeds onto Philadelphia International Airport runway.
Kenneth Mazik faces DUI and related charges after police say he drove
through a gate at Philadelphia International Airport. Police say at
just after 10:00 a.m. a Jeep Cherokee rammed through Gate 25 near Hog Island Road at the west end of the airport.
say Mazik was parked outside the gate apparently waiting for one of the
planes to come in for a landing. As an incoming plane approached he
then allegedly accelerated - blasting through the gate and onto airport
Those who saw the incident unfold say it appears as
though Mazik attempted to time it so that the Jeep would meet the plane
as it landed. Police say the vehicle never made it to the runway as
officers were able to stop Mazik.
One plane just about to land had to be diverted as air traffic controllers struggled to get a handle on the situation
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