Plane Stolen From Seattle Airport Performs Stunts, Crashes

Plane Stolen From Seattle Airport Performs Stunts, Crashes

Cheryl Sanders
August 11, 2018

There were no passengers aboard.

"We believe it was taken by a single Horizon Air employee and no other passengers or crew were on board", she said. The man sounds calm at times and jokes with operators on the ground, who try to direct him to places to land.

Law enforcement officials said the plane crashed near Ketron Island off the coast of Washington state, KIRO reported. F-15 fighter jets were sent from Portland to control the situation and, if necessary to intercept it.

The Sheriff said the F15 military jets were not involved in the crash.

Alaska Airlines confirmed the aircraft belonged to its subsidiary Horizon Air and was a Bombardier Dash-8 (Q-400) turboprop aircraft that likely had no passengers on board. The sheriff says that the man is a Pierce County resident, and that it is believed that he is the only casualty from the crash.

Early reports indicated the suspect was speaking to air traffic controllers.

"I hit some turbulence around Rainier but there were no clouds there", the pilot says.

It is reported that the man also commented on the beauty of the Olympic Mountains, said he had hoped to have a "moment of serenity" and asked whether the plane could do a back flip. "We're just trying to find a place for you to land safely".

The incident shutdown SeaTac airport but flights are returning to normal.

Jenkins described the island as remote, dark and sparsely populated.

"Last night, our mujahideen have completely conquered a battalion in Ghazni, seizing weapons and ammunition and four pickup trucks", said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a message to journalists Saturday. "Saw two fighter jets fly overhead then smoke".

"It was unfathomable, it was something out of a movie", he told the newspaper. Horizon Air is a division of Alaskan that flies shorter routes in the western US. "Without confirming anything, a stolen aircraft would be a security issue", Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

Fighter pilots from the Air National Guard of Washington and OR flew alongside the plane, according to an emailed statement from Gov. Jay Inslee. App: Always There by Kids Help Phone.

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