Transportation accidents

Alaska Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday evening, Aug. 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash. An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane without any passengers and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near Ketron Island, officials said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 11, 2018 - 2:27 am
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — A "suicidal" airline mechanic stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing into a small island in the Puget Sound on Friday night, officials said. Preliminary information suggests the...
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A plane flies past a control tower at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday evening, Aug. 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash. An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane without any passengers and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near Ketron Island, officials said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 11, 2018 - 2:17 am
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 11:10 p.m. An airline mechanic who stole a Horizon Air plane from a Seattle airport told air traffic controllers that he was a "broken guy" but also joked about whether the...
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Traffic arrives at Sea-Tac International Airport terminal Friday evening, Aug. 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash. An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane without any passengers and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near Ketron Island, officials said.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 11, 2018 - 1:34 am
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — A "suicidal" airline mechanic stole an empty Alaska Airlines plane and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state before crashing near a small island Friday night, officials said. Preliminary information suggests that the 29-year-old mechanic stole the...
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A plane flies past a control tower at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday evening, Aug. 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash. An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane without any passengers and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near Ketron Island, officials said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 11, 2018 - 1:20 am
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Sheriff's officials say a man who stole an Alaska Airlines plane from an airport in Washington state was "suicidal" and there is no connection to terrorism. Ed...
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Alaska Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday evening, Aug. 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash. An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane without any passengers and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near Ketron Island, officials said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 11, 2018 - 1:19 am
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Sheriff's officials say a man who stole an Alaska Airlines plane from an airport in Washington state was "suicidal" and there is no connection to terrorism. Ed...
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August 11, 2018 - 1:07 am
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane without any passengers and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near Ketron Island, officials said. Preliminary information suggests that the mechanic stole the Horizon...
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August 11, 2018 - 12:54 am
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Officials at Sea-Tac International Airport say an Alaska Airlines plane that was stolen by an airline employee and has crashed in Washington state. Airport officials...
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August 10, 2018 - 10:25 pm
THOMPSON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy died after he was hit by an ice cream truck in New York's Catskills region. The Sullivan County sheriff's office says Shmuel Gelis was struck around 7:30 p.m., Thursday on a residential street in Thompson. The town is about 70 miles (113...
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August 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Australian tourist biking in New York City died after colliding with a garbage truck as she swerved to avoid a vehicle blocking the bike lane near Central Park. Police say 23-year-old Madison Jane Lyden veered into traffic around 4:45 p.m. Friday when a stopped taxi suddenly...
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This Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, photo released by the National Park Service shows the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed Saturday with pilot Craig Layson and four passengers from Poland onboard in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The National Park Service has ended attempts to recover bodies and wreckage of the small airplane that crashed Aug. 4 on a near-vertical mountain within Alaska's Denali National Park. The agency says it has determined that recovery of the bodies and the aircraft would exceed an acceptable level of risk. (National Park Service via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 9:03 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane that crashed in Alaska's Denali National Park, killing five people on board, will remain on a near-vertical mountainside because of the substantial risk to recovery crews, officials said Friday. The National Park Service announced it will end efforts to...
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