Seattle plane crash: Experts baffled by 'incredible manoeuvres’ performed by airline worker who hijacked aircraft

Seattle plane crash: Experts baffled by 'incredible manoeuvres’ performed by airline worker who hijacked aircraftUS aviation chiefs are struggling to work out how the ground crew worker who stole a plane at Seattle airport last week carried out a series of “incredible” loops and stunts before crashing off the coast of Seattle. Flight experts are still investigating how 29-year-old Horizon Air employee Richard Russell managed to start the Q400 turboprop aircraft, take off, then carry out a series of “incredible” manoeuvres. Audio recordings from the cockpit have revealed 29-year-old Horizon Air employee Richard Russell explaining how he picked up flight knowledge from video games.


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Amazon is no longer a Seattle company. Here's what that will mean for future workers and its second headquarters

Amazon is a rapidly decentralizing company. A full 28 percent of its highly paid corporate staff work hundreds and often thousands of miles from the rainy Pacific Northwest. And it’s not confined to the United States and Canada. Amazon has 16 smaller tech hubs globally.

     

 

 


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US investigators find black box of crashed Seattle plane

US investigators find black box of crashed Seattle planeUS investigators on Sunday said they found the flight data recorder of the Horizon Air plane stolen by a troubled Seattle airport worker amid plane wreckage on a sparsely populated island in Washington state. After falling through several 100-foot (30-meter) lines of trees, the Bombardier Q400 plane broke up into pieces small enough to pick up by hand, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Western Pacific Region chief Debra Eckrote told CNN.


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Seattle plane thief's apparent knowledge of loops, other dangerous maneuvers is a mystery: investigators

  1. Seattle plane thief’s apparent knowledge of loops, other dangerous maneuvers is a mystery: investigators  Fox News
  2. Richard Russell’s Flight Experience Before Stealing a Plane? ‘I Played Video Games’  New York Times
  3. Plane Thief Said He Trained on Games, Didn’t Plan to Land  Wall Street Journal
  4. Richard Russell: Details emerge of a ‘compassionate’ man after Seattle plane heist and fiery crash  Washington Post
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Richard Russell: Details emerge of a 'compassionate' man after Seattle plane heist and fiery crash

  1. Richard Russell: Details emerge of a ‘compassionate’ man after Seattle plane heist and fiery crash  Washington Post
  2. A stolen plane, a devastated family and a nation questioning airport security gaps  CNN
  3. Plane Thief Said He Trained on Games, Didn’t Plan to Land  Wall Street Journal
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Richard Russell: Family of Seattle plane hijacker speak of 'complete shock' at airline worker's death

Richard Russell: Family of Seattle plane hijacker speak of 'complete shock' at airline worker's deathThe family of a “suicidal” airline employee who hijacked a passenger plane in Seattle have spoken of their shock and sadness at his death. Richard Russell, a ground service agent at Sea-Tac International Airport, took off in an empty 76-seater plane at the height of rush hour on Friday evening. The Horizon Airlines worker flew the plane for around an hour, committing a number of dangerous manoeuvres while being followed by military jets, before crashing into a small island in the Puget Sound at 8.47pm.


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Seattle hijacker's plane heist, midair stunts and fatal crash expose gaps in aviation security

  1. Seattle hijacker’s plane heist, midair stunts and fatal crash expose gaps in aviation security  Washington Post
  2. Man Who Stole and Crashed Plane Near Seattle Identified  New York Times
  3. ‘Insider threat’: How did a Horizon Air worker manage a commercial aircraft heist?  USA TODAY
  4. Sea-Tac Horizon Air employee steals airplane, does stunts before crashing near Tacoma  seattlepi.com
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Seattle plane crash: Hijacker named as investigators probe how airline employee could steal plane

Seattle plane crash: Hijacker named as investigators probe how airline employee could steal planeInvestigators are trying to piece together how a “suicidal” ground worker at Seattle’s main airport managed to steal an empty turboprop passenger plane, conduct a series of loops while chased by US Air Force F-15s before crashing it into a small island in the Puget Sound. Authorities have refused to name the 29-year-old suspect pilot, referred to as “Rich” and “Richard” by air traffic controllers as they tried to coax him towards the ground during the hour-long incident. Airline officials said the man was an employee of Horizon Air, part of the Alaska Airlines group, with more than three years’ experience.


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Airline employee steals empty plane from Seattle's airport, without a pilot's license, before crashing

  1. Airline employee steals empty plane from Seattle’s airport, without a pilot’s license, before crashing  CNBC
  2. Airline worker who stole plane told air traffic controllers: ‘I don’t want to hurt no one’  ABC News
  3. Horizon Air Employee Who Crashed Plane Didn’t Have Pilot’s License  Wall Street Journal
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