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.
“2 Quebec Inmates Climb Rope to Helicopter to Escape Jail“, The New York Times, March 17, 2013. [archive].
“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].