Stolen Horizon Air plane crashes in Puget Sound island

Stolen Horizon Air plane crashes in Puget Sound island

No passengers were on board and there were no reports of injuries on the ground.

This story was first published on CNN.com, "Plane with only an airline employee aboard crashes after unauthorized takeoff in Seattle, airport says".

The plane crash, according to fire officials in the area, resulted in a fire that has since been upgraded to a 2nd alarm response.

It reported that the plane was stolen by a mechanic.

The sheriff said the pilot appeared to have acted alone and was likely killed in the crash.

The plane thief "is confirmed a suicidal male", Troyer wrote.

The hijacker has been described as a 29-year-old mechanic who worked for an "unknown airline".

Horizon Air CEO Gary Beck said it was too early to say anything and that the airline was still gathering information.

A Horizon Air airplane was stolen from SeaTac Airport on August 10, 2018 and crashed on Ketron Island where it sparked a fire.

A plane has crashed after an airline employee took off without permission from a Seattle airport, attempted stunts in the air, and was pursued by fighter jets.

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Some Seattle-bound flights were diverted to Vancouver. "I don't want to". The airport said operations have since returned to normal.

"I think I am going to try to do a barrel roll and if that goes good then I am going to go nose down and call it a night".

Audio captured between the man - who was identified as "Rich" - and air traffic controllers show him asking for help to get the cabin pressurised so he would stop feeling so lightheaded.

Other pilots can be heard on the recording as controllers deal with the havoc being created by the stolen plane.

Officials said the plane later crashed into the sea.

Alaska Airlines, the parent company, confirmed that its Horizon Air Q400 "had an unauthorized takeoff from SeaTac around 8pm has gone down near Ketron Island in Pierce County, WA". We'll move quickly to correct the record and we'll only point to the best information we have at the time. The Q400 ix a turboprop aircraft with 76 seats. Got a few screws loose, I guess. "I was hoping that was going to be it, ya know".

"I would like to apologise to each and every one of them".

"I thought they were practicing for an air show", he said.

Witness Royal King told The Seattle Times he was photographing a wedding when he saw the low-flying turboprop being chased by two F-15s.

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