Back to prison for you! Convicted murderer Panagiotis Vlastos thought he was escaping from Greece’s Trikala Prison when a helicopter showed up in the courtyard. Instead, Vlastos found himself shot in the leg and looking at a helicopter riddled with bullet holes, reports AvWeb.

Mountain lion versus helicopter – who wins?  David Nash was hiking on California’s Stevens Trail when he found himself being stalked by a mountain lion.  Nash called 911 and the California Highway Patrol dispatched helicopter crew Monty Emery and David White, who scared the mountain lion away with a high intensity spotlight, reports Flying magazine.

We knew this wasn’t going to end well.  William Stokely of Tulsa, Okla., has been forced to hand over his Robinson R44 helicopter and is banned from flying or owning an aircraft for two years after pleading guilty to trying to change the the registration marks on his aircraft, reports Flight Global.

Can you blame him?  Pilot Ray Kelly was forced to make an emergency landing in a hay field after his Piper PA-32 experienced an “odd phenomenon,” reports WRAL-TV.  He declined a flight home, and couldn’t say when he would fly again.

Talk about show and tell!  School children at Australia’s Cape Clear Primary School got a real show during recess — an aircraft making an emergency landing on a field next door, reports the Australian.  The pilot and passenger suffered only minor injuries.

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