Plane theft at­tempt

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AN 18-YEAR-OLD man ac­cused of try­ing to steal a com­mer­cial jet in the US state of Arkansas thought he would be able to sim­ply op­er­ate the air­craft by press­ing an au­topi­lot but­ton.

A po­lice re­port al­leges that Zer­mar­cuis Devon Scott was ar­rested in­side the cock­pit of a 44-seat Amer­i­can Ea­gle plane sit­ting on the tar­mac at Texarkana Re­gional Air­port.

The at­tempted hi­jacker told of­fi­cers he was hoping to fly to a rock con­cert in another state.

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