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Stolen Horizon Air plane ‘a serious breach,’ raises questions about airport security

He was a 29-year-old ground-crew member, fully credentialed to be inside secure areas and certified to tow aircraft around the tarmac. But federal investigators, Sea-Tac officials and his employer are ... read more

Week in Geek Podcast: The saga of the stolen plane — and the flaws it revealed in airport security

After his shift last week, Horizon Airlines employee ... and terror following the plane’s takeoff. And although it didn’t end in an act of mass violence, Russel’s flight has sparked serious questions ... read more

We Talk to Former Quick Reaction Alert Pilot About How The U.S. Air Force Responds to a Stolen Aircraft

Questions Remain in Stolen ... on Friday raises serious concerns not only about airline safety but about national security. How could a person – who is not a pilot- simply take a civilian airliner par... read more

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Plane heist at Sea-Tac exposes internal security gaps for airports across country

SEATTLE -- The Port of Seattle made it clear Monday that there were no outright security breaches at Sea-Tac International Airport when Horizon Air employee Richard Russell flew off in a stolen commer... read more


Suicide by plane: Just how easy is it to steal an airliner?

An airline employee had stolen a 78-seat turboprop airliner and conducted a dangerous joyride, complete with loops and other stunts. As air traffic controllers ... This incident raises all sorts of qu... read more

‘This is probably jail time for life, huh?’ says man who stole passenger plane, performed air stunts and then crashed it near Seattle

Officials with Horizon Air said the plane ... security procedures not only at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport but at other airports around the country. “Security is something that is taken very v... read more

John Richards, former Potlatch CEO, remembered for loyalty to workers

Richards also helped employees through family crises, including finding a way to provide health insurance to a child with a serious illness not covered under the company’s policy. John Richards and hi... read more

Former air traffic control operator: ‘We just don’t train for those things’

FBI recovers body, data recorder from stolen Horizon Air turboprop plane Former pilot ... according to airport officials and had passed background checks. The incident is now raising serious concerns ... read more

Port of Seattle steps up Sea-Tac airport security presence after fatal airplane theft

Port of Seattle Commissioner Courtney Gregoire takes questions during a briefing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport ... detail about the nature of the security measures taken in air cargo areas. ... read more

If You Want To Humble An Empire

If you want to humble an empire it makes sense to maim ... perfect for a nervous pilot who has stolen a huge jet and intends to turn it into a missile. It was a Boeing 767 from Boston, American Airlin... read more

Stolen Air Plane Raises Questions About Airport Security

“Security is something that is taken very very seriously, and this clearly was a serious breach ... Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Horizon. FAA regulations require pilots to undergo periodic ... read more

NASCAR chairman arrested for DWI, oxycodone possession

NASCAR said in a statement that it takes France’s arrest “as a serious matter and will issue a statement after we have all of the facts.” France, 56, was pulled over and arrested about 7:30 p.m. Sunda... read more



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