‘Dan­gers’ af­ter air­plane theft:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

The theft of an empty plane by an air­line worker who per­formed dan­ger­ous loops be­fore crash­ing into a re­mote is­land in Puget Sound il­lus­trated what avi­a­tion ex­perts have long known: One of the big­gest po­ten­tial per­ils for com­mer­cial air travel is air­line or air­port em­ploy­ees caus­ing mayhem.

“The great­est threat we have to avi­a­tion is the in­sider threat,” said Er­roll Southers, a for­mer FBI agent and trans­porta­tion se­cu­rity ex­pert. “Here we have an em­ployee who was vet­ted to the level to have ac­cess to the air­craft and had a skill set pro­fi­cient enough to take off with that plane.”

Video showed the Hori­zon Air Q400, a tur­bo­prop plane that seats 76 peo­ple, do­ing

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