In this Friday, April 13, 2018 file photo an Alaska Airlines plane taxis Friday, April 13, 2018, at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.
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SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines says there was an “unauthorized take-off” of an airplane and witnesses reported a jet being chased by military planes near Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state.
The airline tells The Associated Press that the plane was a Horizon Air Q400 and it believed no passengers were on board.
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Horizon Air is part of Alaska Air Group and flies shorter routes throughout the U.S. West.
The Q400 ix a turboprop aircraft with 76 seats.
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