Police: Pro-Pilot Takes RJ, Kills Self
According to police, pilot Brian Hedglin, 40, had been placed on leave by SkyWest after the carrier learned he was being investigated by police, and before Tuesday, when he hopped a razor-wire fence, boarded a CRJ200 and killed himself. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Hedglin had previously been arrested for criminal mischief theft and harassment of his former girlfriend, and was released on a $10,000 bond. While out on bond and awaiting an August trial, Hedglin's former girlfriend was killed. Police became aware of the death, Friday, and at about midnight on Tuesday, Hedglin accessedSt. George Municipal Airport, Utah. There, Hedglin allegedly boarded an aircraft, started it, damaged it and other property, and ultimately killed himself. The event has raised questions and security concerns.
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