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US airline worker steals plane, takes it for flight before crashing it

There was no indication that the incident was an act of terror and no passengers were aboard the plane, the FBI said in a series of Tweets

Brendan O’Brien | Reuters 

Federal authorities were searching on Saturday for what drove an airline worker to steal an empty airplane from Seattle’s airport and crashing it into a nearby sparsely populated island, sparking a security scare that saw US fighter jets scrambled. An Horizon Air ground service agent took the controls of a Bombardier Q400 turboprop airplane in a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at about 8 pm local time Friday and took off, embarking on flight over Seattle before crashing about an one hour later on Ketron Island in Puget Sound, Horizon sister carrier Alaska ...

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 20:54 IST
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