The theft of an empty Horizon Air Q400 aircraft by an airline worker last week has raised questions about the safety and security of airports. Richard Russell had worked for more than three years for Horizon as a ground service agent and had clearance to be among aircraft, but is not thought to have been a licensed pilot. He took the empty plane from a maintenance area before taking off and flying the aircraft, performing a series of manoeuvres, for 75 minutes before he crash landed in a small island killing himself. Two F-15C aircraft had been scrambled from Portland
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