Man Drives on Philadelphia Runway

Alleged drunk briefly shuts down airport

Mar 2, 2012
Outside Magazine

On Thursday, a man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and reckless endangerment after leading police on a high-speed chase down a runway at Philadelphia International Airport. Kenneth Richard Mazik, 24, rammed his black Jeep Cherokee through a chain-link fence and drove toward a plane that was trying to land. Air traffic controllers directed the pilot to pull up and prevented the vehicle from reaching the plane. Police were able to stop Mazik after a five-minute chase. The FAA says the airport shut down for about 35 minutes.

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