• The theft of an empty plane from Sea-Tac Airport highlights one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel - airline or airport employees causing mayhem

    1 day ago - By Business Insider

    Richard Russell, an airline ground agent at Sea-Tac International Airport, stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane and fatally crashed into a small island on Friday night.
    Officials said Saturday that the 29-year-old was a 3.5-year Horizon Air employee and had clearance to be among aircraft, but that to their knowledge, he wasn't a licensed pilot.
    At a news conference on Saturday, officials from Alaska Airlines and Horizon said they are working with authorities to investigate what happened.
    The incident highlights one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel: airline or...
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  • The theft of an empty plane from Sea-Tac Airport highlights one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel - airline or airport employees causing mayhem

    The theft of an empty plane from Sea-Tac Airport highlights one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel - airline or airport employees causing mayhem

    1 day ago - By Business Insider

    Richard Russell, an airline ground agent at Sea-Tac International Airport, stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane and fatally crashed into a small island on Friday night.
    Officials said Saturday that the 29-year-old was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft, but that to their knowledge, he wasn't a licensed pilot.
    At a news conference on Saturday, officials from Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air said they are working with authorities to investigate what happened.
    The incident highlights one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel: airline or...
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  • Family of Sea-Tac Plane Thief, Richard Russell, Says They Are ‘Devastated'

    Family of Sea-Tac Plane Thief, Richard Russell, Says They Are ‘Devastated'

    1 day ago - By Fortune

    Richard Russell, a 29-year-old ground service staffer for Alaska Air subsidiary Horizon Air, has been identified as the culprit in a dramatic plane theft at Washington's Seattle-Tacoma International Airport late Friday. His brazen act ended in a fiery crash that is being characterized as a suicide, and his family is now speaking about the fallout.
    In a statement to CNN , Russell's family described him as "a faithful husband, a loving son and a good friend." His actions, they said, were "a complete shock to us. .. We are devastated by these events, and Jesus is truly the only one holding...
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