A man is in custody after taking a joyride on an airport tarmac in Omaha

35-year-old Delairo Koonce was being intercepted by police when he took off

By Jessica Plue | jplue@kcautv.com

Published 08/28 2016 10:46PM

Updated 08/28 2016 10:46PM

A man is in custody after taking a joyride on an airport tarmac in Omaha.

35-year-old Delairo Koonce was being intercepted by police when he took off.
Koonce then scaled an 8-foot barbed wire fence, hopping over and stealing an airport pickup truck.
He drove that truck onto the tarmac, eventually ramming into a Southwest Airlines plane's nose gear.

Several crew members suffered minor injuries.
Koonce was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center where he tested positive for methamphetamines.
He faces charges of theft, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief.
 

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