‘Suicidal’ airline employee plane theft started with flick of a switch, officials say

Climb into the cockpit of a plane and start it up. It’s as simple as flicking a switch. “They don’t necessarily use a key so there’s a switch that they use to start the aircraft,” National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) official Debra Eckrote said Saturday as she briefed reporters on the theft of a Horizon Air Q400 by a “suicidal” airline employee who crashed it into a remote island in Washington State after a 90-minute fight. (8/11/18)  Read more..

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