DOCUMENT: Bizarre, Crime

Homicide At 17,000 Feet

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Homicide At 17,000 Feet

Watergate Security Log

Salt Lake City police this week released reports detailing the bizarre August incident on a Southwest Airlines plane that left an unruly 19-year-old dead--killed by fellow passengers who fought to restrain the man after he rushed the cockpit. As this report excerpt shows, a crazed Jonathan Burton stated that "the drugs aren't mine" before kicking a hole in the cockpit door and sticking his head in the opening. The reports also show that Burton was unconscious and had blood coming out of his nose and mouth when cops boarded the Boeing 737. Police noted that passengers had, in part, restrained Burton by placing their feet on his throat and head. (7 pages)

Frank Wills, the security guard who discovered the Watergate break-in, died September 27 at age 52. While working the lobster shift on June 17, 1972, Wills found those famous pieces of adhesive tape on a door latch. Wills duly recorded his discovery in the Watergate complex's security log book. (2 pages)