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Plane stolen by airline mechanic from Washington State Airport crashes

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The aviation officials at Sea-Tac International Airport say an Alaska Airlines plane stolen by an airline employee has crashed in Washington state. People reported traffic was stopped at Sea-Tac Airport due to a “hijacked plane.”
Sheriff's officials said a man who stole an Alaska Airlines plane from an airport in Washington State was “suicidal.” The airport officials said the takeoff occurred without passengers, involving an airline employee. Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, said on Friday night that a 29-year-old airline mechanic stole the plane.
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Authorities respond to reports of a plane that took off without permission at Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle

Authorities respond to reports of a plane that took off without permission at Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle

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Authorities are responding to an incident involving an aircraft that took off without permission at SeaTac Airport in Seattle, Washington.
The US Coast Guard said the plane was stolen and was seen flying around Puget Sound at one point, NBC News reported.
Alaska Airlines acknowledged the situation in a statement: "We are aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400. We believe there are no passengers on board. More information as we learn more."
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