Plane Stolen from Seattle Airport Crashed into Nearby IslandMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Aug 11 2018 8:52 AM
(RNN) – An airline employee stole a passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport near Seattle, WA, and crashed it into a nearby island Friday night.
Alaska Airlines confirmed there was an unauthorized takeoff of a Horizon Air Q400, and that there were no passengers or crew aboard.
A lone airline employee conducted the takeoff, according to airport officials.
The airport also confirmed the plane wasn't carrying passengers.
Constance von Muehlen, the chief operating officer of Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, posted a video statement on the incident late Friday, saying that the airline believes the plane "was taken by a single Horizon Air employee, and that no other passengers or crew were on board.