Commercial Pilot Attempts To Steal SkyWest Commuter Jet | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.20.15

Airborne 04.21.15

Airborne 04.22.15

Airborne 04.23.15

Airborne 04.24.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 04.20.15

Airborne 04.21.15

Airborne 04.22.15

Airborne 04.23.15

Airborne 04.24.15

Thu, Jul 19, 2012

Commercial Pilot Attempts To Steal SkyWest Commuter Jet

Suspected In His Girlfriends Murder, The Pilot Damaged The Airplane And Terminal While Taxiing, Committed Suicide

A pilot for SkyWest Airlines attempted to steal a 50-seat regional jet from St. George Municipal Airport (KSGU) in St. George, UT, on Tuesday while allegedly on the run suspected of the murder of his girlfriend in Colorado Springs.

The woman, 39-year-old Christina Cornejo, was found stabbed to death in the residence of the suspect, 40-year-old Brian Joseph Hedglin, a pilot for SkyWest. Hedglin had been arrested for harassing the woman, but was free on bail, according to a report in the Colorado Springs Gazette. She had broken off their relationship in March.

After finding the victim, Colorado Springs authorities contacted SkyWest and asked that they deactivate Hedglin's employee access card, which they did.

The airline is headquartered at St. George, and police there found Hedglin's motorcycle outside the airport perimeter fence. There was a rug over the barbed wire fence, leading them to suspect someone had climbed over it. While police investigated the motorcycle, which had recently been run, the pilot gained access to a CRJ200 aircraft and started the engines.

Television station KSL reports that in attempting to taxi the airplane to a runway, Hedglin clipped the terminal and somehow wound up in the airport parking lot, damaging several vehicles along the way. He was found dead of an apparently self-inflected gunshot wound inside the airplane, about halfway down the aisle.

SkyWest released a statement saying Hedglin was on "administrative leave" at the time of the incident. The airport was closed for a short time on Tuesday. The incident is being investigated jointly by the FBI, TSA, and the St. George, UT, police department.

FMI: www.tsa.gov, www.fbi.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 04.24.15: DA62 Cert, Flt Design's C4, Sporty Transitions, 1st Flt Fight

Also: Legend Cub, Piper Orders, Postal UAVs?, IMC Club 'Brown Jacket Award', X-47B Refueling The Diamond DA62 has received its EASA Type certificate. After a sunny and warm day Wed>[...]

Airborne 04.24.15: DA62 Cert, Flt Design's C4, Sporty Transitions, 1st Flt Fight

Also: Legend Cub, Piper Orders, Postal UAVs?, IMC Club 'Brown Jacket Award', X-47B Refueling The Diamond DA62 has received its EASA Type certificate. After a sunny and warm day Wed>[...]

Airborne 04.23.15: Able Flight, Diesel Archer, RutanRC!

Also: United Bars Security Expert, Airborne Advisors, NTSB Video, Avidyne, Cessna, Airport Access Tempest Plus Marketing Group has announced support for Able Flight as a Platinum L>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.25.15)

Helicopter History Site This historical evolution of rotary wing aircraft is dedicated to all those that were involved in the development of the most versatile vehicle known by man>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.25.15): Previously Manufactured Aircraft

Existing aircraft-like vehicles meeting the definition of light-sport aircraft that do not meet the provisions of 14 CFR part 103, Ultralight vehicles, and are in a ready-to-fly co>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC