In 1986, a French woman named Nadine Vaujour took pilot lessons privately. She rented a helicopter and landed on the roof of the prison where her husband was to help him escape.
Michel Vaujour had 28 years to serve for attempted murder and armed robbery; this was his fourth escape attempt. He made his way to the roof by threatening guards with a fake pistol and nectarines painted as grenades.
On top of the jail, he was picked up by his wife Nadine, who had taken helicopter pilot lessons, especially for the escape. They landed at a nearby football pitch and fled in a waiting car. Paris-Match published amateur photos of the escape, which was made into a film starring Beatrice Dalle in 1991.