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A student pilot is in custody as Orlando Melbourne International airport attempts to find out why he hopped a fence and boarded a vacant American Airlines Airbus in a nearby maintenance hangar.
The 26-year-old man – who left his car running in front of the departure area – was tackled by a technician and a shift manager as he entered the cockpit of the plane about 2 a.m., authorities reported.
The article goes on to state the following:
“There was a security breach,” said Lori Booker, spokeswoman for the airport. “Our airport police department responded within two minutes,” Booker said.
LOCAL10.COM reported the following additional information on the suspect:
Booker said the man was born in Trinidad and entered the United States through Canada. She said he has a Florida driver’s license, but didn’t know what school he attended.
The airport terminal is open and has returned to normal operations. Please check with carriers for flight details.
— Melbourne Police (@MelbournePolice) September 20, 2018
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