Security questions follow Horizon theft

[Ref Flight International | 21 August-3 September 2018 P.11]

  • commercial aircraft engines start without keys
  • An employee – a ground service agent identified, his job involved loading and unloading aircraft and operating aircraft tugs.
  • He stole the parked aircraft from a cargo area on the north part of Seattle-Tacoma International airport, then took off, crashing roughly 1h 15min later
  • gained international attention and sparked new questions about aircraft security.

 

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