'Drunk' Jeep Driver Closes Philadelphia International Airport | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 07.23.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.23.14 **
** Airborne 07.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.21.14 **
** Airborne 07.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.18.14 **

Sun, Mar 04, 2012

'Drunk' Jeep Driver Closes Philadelphia International Airport

Crashed Through A Gate While An Airplane Was Landing

An man reported to be intoxicated and driving a Jeep Cherokee SUV managed to close Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL) for about 30 minutes Thursday when he rammed the vehicle through an airport gate.

Television station WPVI reports that the driver had parked near the gate, apparently waiting for an airplane to land. As it approached, he crashed through the gate into a restricted area.

A USA Today blog indicates that the man managed drive up and down two runways before he was apprehended. He was identified as Kenneth Richard Mazik of Chadds Ford, PA. The 24-year-old was followed by several police vehicles as he drove the length of one runway, then crossed over to a parallel runway before being stopped. Authorities said he appeared to be intoxicated when he was taken into custody. The entire incident lasted about five minutes.

The incident was responsible for ground stop and gate hold delays for airplanes arriving at or departing from KPHL for about 30 minutes "out of an abundance of caution," according to airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica.

FMI: www.phl.org

Advertisement

More News

NBAA Establishes New Weather Subcommittee

FAA Officials On Hand For The Announcement Of The Group NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen on Monday announced the formation of a new NBAA group focused on improvements in aviation we>[...]

U.S. House Hearing Will Examine State Of U.S. Aviation Manufacturing

Witness List Includes AEA's Blakey, GAMA's Bunce The Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation Committee, chaired by Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hea>[...]

ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Katherine Tryon

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as ten>[...]

Appeals Court Says FAA May Not Prevent Texas EquuSearch From Using Drones

Once Again, A Federal Judges Has Ruled That The FAA Cannot Stop The Use Of Commercial Drones Unless They Are Enforcing Published Regulations ... The FAA Has A Differing Opinion Ear>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.14)

Expert Craft Building or restoring your own airplane, or even considering a homebuilt project? This site allows you to keep a complete online log of your project, complete with not>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC