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Employee takes off in empty airplane from Seattle’s airport, crashes

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By ITN News Editor August 11, 2018 14:13

Employee takes off in empty airplane from Seattle’s airport, crashes

An airline employee took off in a plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday (August 10) in an unauthorized flight before crashing in the south Puget Sound, the airport said on social media.No passengers were onboard and normal operations have resumed at the airfield, the airport said on Twitter.There was no indication that the incident was an act of terror, Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor told KIRO7 news station in Seattle.An airline employee stole an airplane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday (August 10) and was chased by two military jets before crashing on an island in Puget Sound, the local sheriff said.No passengers were onboard and normal operations have resumed at the airfield, the airport said on Twitter.According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, there was no indication that the incident was an act of terror.The 29-year-old pilot was suicidal and appeared to have acted alone. He was probably killed in the crash, the sheriff said.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 11, 2018 14:13
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