French gangster, Redoine Faid, has escaped from prison in France for the 2nd time, this time in a helicopter.


According to reports, Faid escaped with the help from 3 heavily-armed accomplices while he was being visited by his brother.


Two of the men reportedly burst into the visiting room while the third waited in the prison courtyard and watched over the helicopter pilot, a flying instructor whose chopper the men hijacked in a nearby airfield.


The men, according to Dailymail, used smoke bombs and angle grinders on the wardens to aide their escape.


Sunday’s escape was not the first time the 46-year-old gangster had pulled off a dramatic prison break. In 2013, he managed to escape from a prison in Lille, France, by taking four guards hostage and then detonating explosives hidden in a tissue box to blow out the prison gates, local outlets reported. He was recaptured six weeks later at a hotel in suburban Paris.


Faid has a violent criminal record dating to at least the 1990s, when he organized the robberies of banks, shops and armored vehicles. According to the Telegraph he took families, couples and once a police officer hostage.



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