Two Teens steal an airplane

From the Uintha County sheriff office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Nov. 22, 2018, two teenage boys were arrested near the Vernal Regional Airport after landing a small plane they had stolen from a private airstrip in Jensen, Uintah County.

At this time, investigators believe the boys, ages 14 and 15, left a group home on the Wasatch Front earlier this week and made their way to eastern Utah, where they have been staying with friends in the Jensen area.

This morning the teens gained access to a tractor and drove it to the air strip in Jensen, where they stole a fixed-wing, single engine Cessna. The plane was witnessed flying very low along US-40 near Gusher, Uintah County, about 32 miles west of Jensen.

Based on information obtained by investigators, the teens mentioned flying back towards the Wasatch Front, but decided not to and returned to Vernal where they landed at the airport.

Both teens are being held in the Split Mountain Youth Detention Center in Vernal on multiple charges. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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It’s turned into GTA

Grand
Theft
Airplane

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I give the teens a lot credit for being able to fly the airplane and safely land it… Future Pilots right there with a story to tell!

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PS I KNOW THIS ISNT A CESSNA THIS IS WHAT THE RELEASE SAID lol

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I’m pretty sure this would catch there attention in your background check…

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You don’t see people stealing planes every day, GTA real life confirmed

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Yikes, and to think 30 and 40 year olds crash planes. This could have been so much worse. They are lucky to be in juvy and not in the hospital

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Kudos for the landing! Couldn’t believe it when I read 14&15

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Every age crashes planes, there’s ton of reasons behind that

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Unfortunately, this is the 3rd time this year 🤦🏼‍♂️

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Man, they may have desired to be a pilot of some sort. If so, well I think they threw that opportunity in the drain as this will show up in their backgrounds

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🤦🏻‍♂️ People these days it’s so sad what we’ve come to 😞

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Well i have 2 things to say:

  1. at least they are okay…
  2. 🤦‍♂️ 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
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Can confirm it wasnt me

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First successful theft by a teen in a while? A lot were caught before they managed to do anything

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Time for the media to blame sims and call them video games

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So…they landed it again. Wow!

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Yea think the last time is the bearfoot bandit out in Washington State

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If you are going to steal something steal it right. Cudos to the flying abilities but get a job earn money pay for flight school and rent a plane.

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Is everyone one this thread just saying how amazing this is? These kids just stole a plane and went to jail! 😂

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