SAO PAULO, Brazil - A pair of Brazilian police officers has waylaid
smugglers by speeding their patrol car down a clandestine runway and
smashing into an airplane so it couldn't take off with a load of
A video posted Thursday by the G1 news website shows the police car chasing the plane.
passenger-side officer leans out the window with a high-calibre rifle,
preparing to fire. But the officer driving shouts: “Don't shoot! I am
going to hit the wing!”
Seconds later the car smashes into the single-engine aircraft.
The officers then hop out and surround it.
police spokesman Edson Geraldo de Souza tells G1 news that the pilot
and four accomplices on the ground were arrested in the incident
Tuesday. Nobody was hurt.