Alaska Airlines Plane Stolen From SeaTac Airport, Crashes Following 'Unauthorised Take-Off'; Watch Video
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Seattle, August 11: An Alaska Airlines plane crashed today after it was allegedly stolen by an employee. Officials at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport said that the Alaska Airlines plane that was stolen by an airline employee has crashed. Reports say that the employee who stole the plane was not a pilot.

Earlier, Alaska Airlines reported a security breach at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport with an 'unauthorized take-off'. F-15s were scrambled to intercept the Alaskan Airlines flight. reports said that the two F-15s involved in intercepting the stolen plane were not involved in the crash. Officials also said that the incident was "not a terrorist activity".

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The airline later said, "We've confirmed a Horizon Air Q400 that had an unauthorized takeoff from SeaTac around 8 pm has gone down near Ketron Island in Pierce County, WA. We're working to confirm who was on board, we believe there were no guests or crew on board other than the person operating the plane."

Earlier last week, a small plane had crashed in the parking lot of a mall in the US state of California, killing all five people on board.