Pilot and murder suspect Brian Hedglin knew how to fly planes. He just needed access to one.
Turns out, it was as easy as using a rug to scale a razor wire-topped security fence at a small Utah airport in the middle of night, slipping past security, boarding an idle, empty 50-passenger SkyWest Airlines jet and revving up the engines.
He crashed the plane in a parking lot and shot himself in the head, never getting off the ground. But the incident has raised concerns that nation’s airports may not be as safe as they should be.
Read the rest of Brian Koloff’s report at MSNBC.