Kenneth Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford, Pa., drove his Jeep Cherokee through a perimeter gate and onto an active runway.
A man who drove an SUV onto a Philadelphia airport runway, forcing a passenger jet on final approach to abort its landing, has been sentenced to 16 months in prison and told to pay $92,000 in restitution.
Kenneth Mazik went through the plea process, admitting to a crime that could get him up to 20 years in prison.
It was a bizarre incident back on March 1st, when an SUV, with Kenneth Mazik behind the wheel, burst through a perimeter gate at the airport and onto an active runway.
Kenneth Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford, Pa., is charged in a criminal information document released by the US attorney’s office in Philadelphia with disrupting air traffic and endangering airport safety.
The incident last month in which a 24-year-old man rammed a gate at Philadelphia International Airport has prompted the airport to review the strength of its security perimeter.
Only on CBS 3 — there are new developments surrounding the suspect charged with creating a major security scare at Philadelphia International Airport.
A federal judge has ordered a competency hearing and psychiatric evaluation for the Chadds Ford, Pa. man accused of driving his vehicle through a security fence and onto runways at Philadelphia International Airport two weeks ago.
Federal authorities are now seeking a mental health evaluation for the man who allegedly smashed through a gate and led police on a dangerous high speed chase on the runways at Philadelphia International Airport. A hearing is scheduled for later today.
Kenneth Mazik, 24, had originally been charged both federally and locally, but now the local charges, including DUI and resisting arrest, have been dropped.
Kenneth Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford, Pa., also faces federal charges in connection with the March 1st incident at Philadelphia International Airport.
A federal complaint charges 24-year-old Kenneth Richard Mazik with using a weapon — in this case, his Jeep Cherokee — to disrupt the services of Philadelphia International Airport.
A driver is facing DUI charges after police say he intentionally crashed through a security gate and drove across two runways at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday morning.