Airline Employee Steals Plane In The US

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Airline Employee Steals Plane In The US


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An airline employee in the US stole a plane from one of country's busiest airports - before crashing onto a small island.

Two military F15 fighters were scrambled to intercept it near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

After it crashed, police were quick to rule out extremism.

The local sheriff is Paul Pastor: "I understand the person may have been doing some air stunts and whatever.

"I know that some aircraft were scrambled from the Airforce Base - there was no indication that this person who was flying the plane was trying to damage anything or attack anything".

Authorities believe the man may have been suicidal.

Horizon Air - which is owned by Alaska Airlines - says no one else was on board.

Its chief operating officer Constance von Muehlen confirmed the "unauthorised take-off" at around 8.00pm local time.

Anyone affected by issues raised in this article can call The Samaritans on 116 123, text 087-2-60-90-90 or email jo@samaritans.ie


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