SkyWest Worker Killed Himself After Trying To Swipe Commercial Plane

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A SkyWest worker wanted for questioning after his girlfriend’s death commandeered an empty plane Tuesday but killed himself before it ever left the ground.Brian Hedglin, 40, started the plane at Utah’s St. George Municipal Airport around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, crashing it into parked vehicles, reported.

The SkyWest worker, who had his commercial pilot’s licence, then shot and killed himself, reported, citing an airport spokesman.

Police had been trying to track Hedglin down since Friday, when his 39-year-old girlfriend was found dead in her apartment, the Deseret News reported.

The two were dating for four years, but the girlfriend told Hedglin she needed a “break” in March.

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