Chiswick Man Who Broke Into British Airways Jet Found

Luis Costa had disappeared after his court appearance this Monday


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A Chiswick man who broke into the cockpit of a British Airways jet at the weekend has been found after police made an appeal for his whereabouts.

Luis Pedro Costa

Luis Pedro Costa, 38, who was described as ‘vulnerable’ by the police, not returned as expected to his Chiswick home after attending Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on 7 March. He had been charged with four aviation offences following an incident at Heathrow Airport on 5 March.

This Saturday he gained access to the cockpit of an empty British Airways jet at Heathrow Airport and locked himself in. Due to the security measures designed to protect pilots during flights, the Fire Brigade had to be called to remove him from the plane. There is no suggestion that the incident was terror related.

Officers were concerned for Costa's well being and mental welfare. He was found safe and well in the Denham area of Buckinghamshire.

March 8, 2016

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