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Employee takes off in an empty airplane from Seattle's airport and crashes

2018-08-11 06:07
An airline employee took off in an airplane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday (August 10) before crashing in the south Puget Sound, the airport said on social media. No passengers were onboard during the incident and normal operations have resumed at the airfield, the airport said on Twitter. "I was outside watering and heard the jets, saw the plane coming, and something told me to get my phone and record," said Leah Morse, who took a video of the plane tailed by jets flying over her house. "Felt it in my gut something was wrong." Morse added that her mother, who lived closer to the crash site, texted about eight minutes later to say that her whole house shook. "We saw the jets circle back after and she texted that there was no plane." Local authorities said there was indication that the incident was an act of terror and that the pilot appeared to have acted alone and was likely killed in the crash. Credit: Reuters