Stolen passenger plane in Seattle crashes with only pilot on board
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Stolen passenger plane in Seattle crashes with only pilot on board

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In one of the stranger stories of the year, an empty Alaska Airlines Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 passenger plane was stolen by a ground agent at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. F-15 fighter jets were called in to monitor the situation as air traffic control attempted to talk him down. SeaTac authorities later confirmed the plane crashed with only the pilot aboard.

Check out this gallery that includes transcripts of conversations with the hijacker and air traffic controllers.