Fla. Institute of Technology student tried to steal commercial airliner in Orlando

Fla. Institute of Technology student tried to steal commercial airliner in Orlando
Nishal Sankat, FIT student. CBS News video

[Ed. – Good grief.  Remember this guy?  No telling if this is some kind of similar situation.]

Early Thursday morning, a 22-year-old student pilot jumped the fence at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport and attempted to steal a vacant commercial airliner, police said, before being wrestled to the ground and arrested.

His name: Nishal Sankat, a Florida Institute of Technology senior from the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. He has dual citizenship of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago, Melbourne Police Chief David Gillespie said. He left the United States after that visa expired, but returned on his Canadian passport, he said. He has a Florida driver’s license.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Sankat received his commercial pilot’s certification in January and was qualified to fly multi-engine aircraft and was instrument rated.

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