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‘Stolen’ plane closes Seattle airport before crashing into sea

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All flights had been grounded at Seattle-Tacoma global airport in america when a passenger plane took off with out permission.

Authorities mentioned an airline worker had made “an unauthorised take-off” with none passengers on board.

Officials mentioned the plane later crashed into the sea. The id and situation of the pilot aren’t identified.

US fighter jets had been reportedly scrambled when the passenger plane took off.

The plane used to be a Horizon Air Q400, consistent with a observation from Horizon’s spouse airline Alaska Airlines.

The Q400 is a twin-prop aeroplane with as much as 78 seats, relying on configuration.

Video of the plane flying circuits close to the airport, in Washington state, used to be posted on social media platforms.

The airport mentioned flights to and from Seattle-Tacoma had resumed.

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