Saint-Jérôme Jail, Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada
March 17, 2013

Two people posing as tourists chartered a helicopter and then directed its pilot at gunpoint to fly them to break a prisoner out of jail. The prisoners were recaptured shortly after the escape about 30 miles north of the jail.

 

Citations:

Video released of brazen 2013 Quebec helicopter prison break“, CTV News, YouTube, March 15, 2016.

10-year sentence for Billi Beaudoin, who took part in daring jail break with helicopter“, Montreal, Gazette, November 29, 2016. [archive].

Inmate sentenced to 16 years in prison for brazen helicopter escape“, CBC, December 20, 2017. [archive].

Convicted murderer, infamous for 2013 helicopter prison break, to serve longest sentence in Quebec history“, CBC, February 28, 2018. [archive].