Quebec Detention Center (Orsainville Prison), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
June 7, 2014
Three prisoners escaped in a helicopter piloted by an unknown person. The helicopter landed in the yard of the prison where three prisoners boarded it before it took off westward towards Montreal. The prisoners were at large for over two weeks before law enforcement captured them in a new upscale condominium development in Montreal.
This was the second helicopter escape from a Quebec prison in 15 months. No-fly zones have since been established over Quebec jails.
“Quebec police search for 3 inmates after helicopter jailbreak“, CBC, June 7, 2014. [archive].
“3 Inmates Escape in Quebec in Latest Helicopter Jailbreak“, The New York Times, June 8, 2014.[archive].
“Inmates escape jail by helicopter for second time in 2 years“, New York Post, June 8, 2014.
“3 men escape from Canadian jail using helicopter“, CNN, June 9, 2014. [archive].
“Quebec police capture 3 inmates escaped in helicopter jailbreak“, CBC, June 22, 2014. [archive].