Washington, August 11: An Alaska Airline’s aeroplane, which was stolen by one of their employees in an “unauthorized take-off” from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has crashed, reports said.
According to media reports, there were no passengers on board. The report cited that “doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills” as the possible reason behind the crash. “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,” the airline tweeted.
Earlier in April, an Alaska Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Hawaii. Hawaii News Now reported that the Flight 145 was heading from Seattle to Hawaii when an oil filter bypass light came on in the cockpit.
The airline says the pilots throttled down one engine of the plane and declared an emergency as they approached the islands. However, the plane with 157 people aboard landed safely in Honolulu.