F-15 fighter planes give chase and ‘ground halt’ declared at Seattle-Tacoma airport in Washington state

A plane has been stolen from Seattle-Tacoma international airport by an employee and crashed nearby, authorities have confirmed after flights were grounded in a major security incident.

One or more F-15 fighter planes contacted the rogue aircraft and it crashed soon afterwards, said local media, citing sources at Joint Base Lewis–McChord (JBLM) air force base. The emergency shut down the airport, known as SeaTac, and the surrounding skies.

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