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Horizon Air plane crashes near Seattle after “unauthorized takeoff”; no passengers believed to be on board


SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines says there was an “unauthorized take-off” of an airplane and witnesses reported a jet being chased by military planes near Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state.

Sea-Tac Airport officials said that the plane crashed into Puget Sound.

The airline tells The Associated Press that the plane was a Horizon Air Q400 and it believed no passengers were on board.

An airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff without passengers at Sea-Tac; aircraft has crashed in south Puget Sound. Normal operations at Sea-Tac Airport have resumed.

— Sea-Tac Airport (@SeaTacAirport) August 11, 2018

No other information was immediately available.

Horizon Air is part of Alaska Air Group and flies shorter routes throughout the U.S. West.

The Q400 ix a turboprop aircraft with 76 seats.

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Source:: The Denver Post – World

      

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