A man who stole plane from Seattle airport, then crashed it was airline worker with full credentials

A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials.

Airport authorities said, the 29-year-old had worked for Horizon Air for more than three years, towing and tidying aircraft and loading bags. The man, not yet named, took off late on Friday, forcing the airport to close while two fighter jets gave chase.

After making “incredible manoeuvres”, he crashed the plane in Puget Sound and did not survive. The man was believed to be the only person on board. The FBI is carrying out the investigation.

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