WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A teenage girl climbed a fence topped with barbed wire at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport on Wednesday and stole the Air 200 propeller-driven aircraft, according to airport officials.
- The small plane can be seen going in a circle before crashing into a fence and building.
- Cops responding to the 911 call of the airport theft and crash found the 17-year-old seated in the pilot’s seat and wearing a headset.
A 17-year-old girl stole a small plane from a California airport but crashed it into a nearby building on Wednesday, a report said.
The teen slipped into the Fresno Yosemite International Airport at about 7:30 a.m. and boarded a King Air 200 plane, according to yourcentralvalley.com, citing airport officials.
She then fired up one engine and took the plane on a joyride before crashing through a fence and into an airport building, the report said.
“The aircraft then began to move and pivot and crashed into a building and a fence on airport property,” airport officials said in a statement.
“The aircraft never became airborne, and there was no fire,” according to the new site.
“The aircraft sustained substantial damage. No injuries occurred in this incident,” the officials added.
The teenager was found still sitting in the pilot’s seat, wearing a headset, when cops arrived.
She was uncooperative with police, who charged her with theft of an aircraft, the report said.
Officials said the incident happened in the general aviation area of the airport and did not cause any risk to commercial airlines or passengers.
Source: New York Post