The craziest story I've heard happened this past weekend in Seattle when an Horizon Airline employee stole a Horizon jet and took it on a joy ride to his death...

This is just one of those stories that makes your jaw drop and I think the communications he had with air traffic control is even more shocking..

A runway worker in Seattle named Richard Russell stole a Horizon Airlines plane on Friday, and eventually crashed it on an island.  He wasn't a trained pilot, but he seemed to think he knew what he was doing because he'd played video games before.  He died in the crash, but at least he was the only one on the plane.  He also spent a lot of time talking to air traffic controllers, and told them he did it because he felt disrespected at his job and snapped.

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