An airline employee took off in a plane without permission at Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle and crashed in Puget Sound


SeaTac Seattle Airport plane

An airplane employee took off in a plane without permission at SeaTac Airport in Seattle, Washington and later crashed in Puget Sound, the airport confirmed Friday night.
There no other passengers on board.
An FAA spokesperson confirmed that the plane departed without permission.
Alaska Airlines acknowledged the situation in a statement: “We are aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400. We believe there are no passengers on board. More information as we learn more.”

An airplane employee took off in a plane without permission at SeaTac Airport in Seattle, Washington and later crashed in Puget Sound, the airport confirmed Friday night. There were no other passengers on board.

An FAA spokesperson confirmed that the plane departed without permission.

Alaska Airlines acknowledged the incident in a statement, saying “We are aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400.”

The US Coast Guard said it was aware of the situation happening at SeaTac Airport, NBC News reported. The plane was allegedly “flying around Puget Sound,” before later reports indicated there was a “large smoke plume” at Ketron Island. Rescue boats were headed to the scene.

SeaTac Airport confirmed that the plane crashed in south Puget Sound. The airport has returned to normal operations after a brief ground stop.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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