Two military F-15 jets were scrambled late Friday (Aug 10) after a "suicidal" airline worker stole and later crashed an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, local officials said.
Minutes later, a Horizon Air Q400 crash-landed on Ketron Island after an "unauthorized take-off" from Sea-Tac Airport. Police also said the incident was not related to terrorism. Confirmed information. this is a single suicide male.
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The Q400 is a twin-prop aeroplane with up to 78 seats, depending on configuration.
The plane was chased by military aircraft, witnesses said.
"I've got a lot of people that care about me". The identity and condition of the pilot are not known. KIRO 7 further reports that a mechanic who works at the airport took the plane and flew it south along the coast, doing maneuvers. "We are working back ground on him now".
In audio recordings, air traffic controllers could be heard trying to guide the man to land the plane. I wouldn't want to do that. They pursued the aircraft before it went down on Ketron Island between Tacoma and Olympia. "Normal operations at Sea-Tac Airport have resumed". He didn't hear the crash, but saw smoke.
"Without confirming anything, a stolen aircraft would be a security issue", Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.