• Plane with only an airline employee aboard crashes after unauthorized takeoff in Seattle, airport says

    6 days ago - By WTAE

    The plane went down on Ketron Island, which is about 40 miles southwest of the airport, the sheriff's office said.
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  • Plane crashes after airline employee's solo ‘unauthorized takeoff' from Seattle airport

    Plane crashes after airline employee's solo ‘unauthorized takeoff' from Seattle airport

    6 days ago - By National Post

    SEATAC, Wash. - An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane without any passengers and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near Ketron Island, officials said.
    Preliminary information suggests that the mechanic stole the Horizon Air Q400 and the crash occurred because the person was “doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills,” the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said on Twitter.
    The plane was chased by military aircraft, witnesses said.
    Sea-Tac officials said the airline employee had “conducted an unauthorized takeoff...
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  • Plane Crashes After 'Unauthorized Takeoff' From Seattle Airport

    6 days ago - By NPR

    "An airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff without passengers at Sea-Tac," the airport tweeted. Authorities say the plane crashed with no passengers on board.
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