• The airline employee who stole a plane from the Seattle airport and fatally crashed onto a small island was not a licensed pilot

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    Airline ground agent Richard Russell stole an empty Horizon Air plane on Friday night from Sea-Tac International Airport and fatally crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound.
    Officials have said that the 29-year-old was not a licensed pilot, but had clearance to be among aircraft.
    Video from the incident shows the Horizon Air Q400 doing large loops and dangerous maneuvers before crashing on to an island 90 minutes after taking off.
    It remains unclear how Russell attained skills to do loops in the aircraft, or how he knew how to start the engine, which requires a series of switches...
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  • Pacific Union International Establishes Fund to Honor Plane Crash Victims

    Pacific Union International Establishes Fund to Honor Plane Crash Victims

    7 days ago - By RIS Media

    Pacific Union International has established a fund to honor the lives of Nashim Ghanadan, Floria and Navid Hakimi, and Scott and Lara Shepherd, who were killed in an August 5 plane crash in Southern California. Ghanadan, Floria Hakimi and Lara Shepherd worked together in Pacific Union's Danville office.
    The company is donating $100,000 to the Pacific Union Community Giving Fund, a 501(3). Donations can be made through links to the Fund, which will be used as follows:
    The Nasim Ghanadan Memorial Fund
    Established in memory of Nasim Ghanadan
    The Ghanadan family will name the beneficiaries of...
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