Plane stolen from Sea-Tac airport crashes in Puget Sound

Plane stolen from Sea-Tac airport crashes in Puget Sound
(Courtney Jensen Junka)

SEATTLE — A Horizon Air Q400 Turboprop was stolen Friday night from Sea-Tac International Airport by an airline employee and it later crashed in south Puget Sound, Sea-Tac Airport and Alaska Airlines confirmed.

“We believe there are no passengers on board,” the airline tweeted.

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According to unconfirmed reports, all flights at Sea-Tac were halted and that the hijacked plane was being flown around the Puget Sound region by the employee.

F-16 jets were reportedly dispatched in pursuit of the aircraft.

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