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Pascal Payet
Born July 7, 1963 (1963-07-07) (age 46)
Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Charge(s) murder committed during a robbery on a security van[1]
Penalty -30-year sentence for murder -7-year sentence for having organised the 2003 jail break.[2]
Status In custody since Sept 2007

Pascal Payet is a French criminal who has gained notoriety for his daring prison escapes using helicopters. He was initially sentenced to a 30 year jail term for a murder committed during the robbery of a security van.


Escape attempts


12 October 2001 Luynes prison in southern France

The initial escape Pascal Payet escaped from Luynes prison using a hijacked helicopter.[3]

2003 Luynes prison in southern France

Pascal Payet organized the helicopter escape of three men Franck Perletto, Eric Alboreo, and Michel Valero from Luynes prison using a hijacked helicopter.[4] He was later captured and given seven more years for his role in the 2003 escape.

July 15, 2007 Grasse prison south-east France

Pascal Payet escaped from Grasse prison using a helicopter that was hijacked by four masked men from Cannes-Mandelieu airport.[3] The helicopter landed some time later at Brignoles, 38 kilometres north-east of Toulon, France on the Mediterranean coast. Payet and his accomplices then fled the scene and the pilot was released unharmed.[2]


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