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Everett flight diverted after off-duty pilot accused of trying to shut down engines midflight

Joseph David Emerson held on 83 counts each of attempted murder, reckless endangerment

Flyers wait in Seattle Paine Field International Airport's boarding rooms.
Flyers wait in Seattle Paine Field International Airport in February 2022 in Everett. An off-duty pilot was arrested after he allegedly tried to shut down the engines midflight on a 76-seat Horizon Air Embraer 175 that left Everett at 5:23 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. (Ryan Berry/The Herald)
PORTLAND, Ore. — An off-duty pilot riding in the extra seat in the cockpit of a Horizon Air passen

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