Seattle plane thief’s apparent knowledge of loops, other dangerous maneuvers is a mystery: investigators

The 29-year-old man who stole a Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed it on an island in Puget Sound on Friday night performed a series of loops and said he’d attempt a barrel roll — and now, investigators say… Continue Reading

Family of man who stole plane at Sea-Tac express ‘shock,’ others say ‘Beebo’ was friendly guy

Authorities have identified Richard Russell, 29, as the airline employee who stole a plane Friday night and crashed it on a small island. He is presumed dead.  (Social Media) The family of a man who authorities say stole a Horizon… Continue Reading

Airline employee who stole plane from SeaTac Airport was ‘authorized’ to be near craft, officials say, citing ‘no security violations’

The airline employee who stole a plane for an “unauthorized flight” at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday before crashing was able to “legitimately” access the area where the craft was held,  officials said in a news conference on Saturday. They said they… Continue Reading

Plane crashes after ‘unauthorized take-off’ from SeaTac airport, officials say

Alaska Airlines planes are seen at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash., Oct. 30, 2013.  (Reuters) A passenger plane crashed on an island in Puget Sound on Friday night, not long after a suspect conducted an “unauthorized take-off” from Seattle-Tacoma… Continue Reading

Tuesday’s primaries a test of Trump’s influence, hold potential for upsets: A look at the races to watch

Several states will hold primary elections on Aug. 7, including some contests that could prove pivotal in determining which party controls the Senate next year. A tight special U.S. House election also is being held in Ohio on Tuesday as… Continue Reading