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Authorities identify man who stole plane from Seattle airport, crashed and died

Posted: 5:40 PM, Aug 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-11 22:40:58Z

An airline employee who stole a passenger plane Friday from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has been identified as Richard Russell, authorities said.

Russell flew the plane for an hour with military jets chasing him, pulling off aerobatic stunts before crashing in a wooded island 25 miles away.

This story is developing.