Seattle plane thief’s apparent knowledge of loops, other dangerous maneuvers is a mystery: investigators

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The 29-year-old man who stole a Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed it on an island in Puget Sound on Friday night performed a series of loops and said he’d attempt a barrel roll — and now, investigators say they’re trying to learn how he attained the skill to perform those dangerous maneuvers.