No security video of Quebec chopper jailbreak

Police continue to search for three alleged murderers who escaped the Orsainville jail via...

Police continue to search for three alleged murderers who escaped the Orsainville jail via helicopter. (DIDIER DEBUSSCHERE/QMI Agency)

Eric Thibault, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:55 AM ET

MONTREAL — The blunders continue to pile up in the helicopter jailbreak at Orsainville jail near Quebec City.

QMI Agency has learned that none of the jail's surveillance cameras captured the aerial escape by three alleged murderers.

The revelation by jail and law-enforcement sources is just the latest of several snafus that have come to light since a helicopter landed in the jail yard on June 7.

Serge Pomerleau, Yves Denis and Denis Lefebvre, who were on trial for drug dealing and murder, boarded the chopper and flew away. They're still at large.

Only a portion of the helicopter's tail was caught on camera, sources told QMI. The faces of the escapees and their pilot accomplice can't be seen.

Police were able to determine the helicopter was a green Robinson R-44, but the registration number isn't known.

Sources say the surveillance gap doesn't appear to be technical in nature.

QMI has learned that the guard on duty on June 7 was an inexperienced recent hire.


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