The first time Redoine Faid escaped from prison five years ago, he blasted his way out with explosives.
He was caught, locked up and given more time behind bars. But on Sunday, he managed to escape again -- by hitching a ride on a hijacked helicopter.
Faid, one of France's most notorious criminals, was serving 25 years in prison for his role in a failed 2010 robbery that resulted in the death of French police officer Aurélie Fouquet.
This has happened before… see below.