How Did Someone With No Piloting Experience Steal a Plane in Seattle?
If you haven't of this story yet, it raises more questions than answers.
In Seattle, a man named Richard Russell stole and airplane and proceeded to fly for an hour, with military aircraft following him closely. This event has sparked interest in both the pubic and the aviation industry. Many have the same question, wondering how he evaded security and stole the plane.
According to CNN, Russell used a vehicle, a pushback tractor to move the plane. It was in the maintenance area when Richard took it. With no piloting experience, he was to get to plane to take off and then proceeded to fly around, doing tricks during his flight as reported by some witnesses. Eventually, Russell crashed the aircraft, and unfortunately lost his life.
An investigation is underway to see how got everything he needed to illegally obtain the aircraft.