Incredible video shows take-off of Hawker HS.125-400 business jet from a dirt road!
The Guatemalan Army UH-1H helicopter crew spotted the aircraft taking off in a remote area with fake N818LD registration.
Aircraft was sued for drug trafficking.
Brave Guatemalan Air Force pilot escorted it to the nearest base.
Don’t ask me why…. I have no idea. But I’m sure this wasn’t what Mr Hawker intended for his lovely business jet. The location of the helicopter 🚁 implies it was planned. Bloody brave/stupid though. I hope it was a private flight. #AvGeek #Aviation pic.twitter.com/RB7ygmgtFs
— Scott Bateman MBE (@scottiebateman) February 7, 2020