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‘Airplane of opportunity’? Richard Russell raised pilot’s suspicions a year before Sea-Tac plane heist

A commercial airline pilot says he encountered Richard Russell – the Horizon Air baggage handler who stole a passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and took it for a wild …


Michael J. Klarman: McCain might be the right name for a Senate building. Russell sure isn’t.

Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposal in recent days to rename the Russell Senate Office Building after Sen. John McCain has stirred fresh debate over the removal or renaming of historical markers …


Stolen Horizon Air plane ‘a serious breach,’ raises questions about airport security

He was a 29-year-old grounds crew member, fully credentialed to be inside secure areas and certified to tow aircraft around the tarmac. But federal investigators, Sea-Tac officials and his employer …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Man who took plane from Sea-Tac was quiet, well liked, says former co-worker

The airline employee who took a plane from Sea-Tac Airport on Friday night and flew it throughout the Puget Sound region before crashing on an island has been identified as …