March 18th, 2013
05:17 AM ET

Sky's no limit: 5 helicopter jailbreaks

The spectacular, airborne escape of two Canadian inmates Sunday stunned witnesses and showcased the illicit ingenuity behind one of the more creative styles of prison breaks.

But while astonishing, helicopter escapes are not unheard of. For decades, crafty inmates have fled into the sky - some with more success than others.

Here are five epic helicopter escapes:

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  1. John J.Pecchio

    Man escapes from Oklahoma prison
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    Updated: 8:59 am Published: 7:15 am

    Authorities in Oklahoma are on the lookout for an inmate who escaped from a state prison.

    Guards noticed Floyd Miller, 42, was missing early Sunday from the William Key prison in Fort Supply. Miller was serving a 15 year sentence for making methamphetamine. He arrived at the prison in February.

    The prison does not have a perimeter fence, so officials think he either walked away or got into a vehicle that may have been waiting for him.
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