- Jul 5, 2009
An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island.
Authorities said the man had made "an unauthorised take-off" late on Friday local time, forcing Seattle Tacoma International Airport to close.
Two F15 fighter jets pursued the plane. It is unclear if the man survived the crash into Puget Sound.
A few screws loose, according to reports.The plane was a Horizon Air Q400, according to a statement from Horizon's partner airline Alaska Airlines. It crashed on the south of Ketron Island, near a military facility.