Man Steals Passenger Plane, Does Stunts Before Crashing

A Horizon Q400

A Horizon Q400 Credit Alaska Air

Even though an airport employee stole a plane and flew it for an hour before crashing, a Port of Seattle official said "all security protocols were handled appropriately" at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. But she said SeaTac airport stakeholders are talking about what more can be done.

He told them, "Those guys will rough me up if I try and land there".

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday morning Trump is monitoring the situation. "I hope they can make it through this". "I got a lot of people who care about me, it's going to disappoint them that I did this".

Officials at the Sea-Tac Airport say an airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff in Washington state and has crashed.

However, aviation security consultant Jeff Price told the newspaper any changes could have a big impact on the day-to-day running of an airport. He mentioned "having a few screws loose" and demonstrated signs of suicidal ideation.

Later the suspect was found to be mechanic who single-handedly stole the unmanned flight and drove in the air performing some stunts with the stolen flight and did some Dogfight with 2 military F-15 aircraft during the process of the rescue.

Military fighter jets were scrambled and followed the plane which then crashed near Ketron Island, south west of Tacoma, Washington. "And really, one of the things that we emphasize, 'if you see something say something, ' also applies for insider threats".

Authorities said an airline employee had made "an unauthorised take-off" without any passengers on board.

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Aug 13, 2018 An example of the Horizon Air q400 airplane like the one involved in Friday's incident.

Russell had worked as a Horizon Air ground service agent for 3½ years.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said two F-15s were working to redirect the plane out over the Pacific Ocean when it crashed.

She said airport officials have been in touch with other airports and airlines to begin to assess procedures.

The airline was coordinating with the Federal Aviation Administration, the FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board, he said.

Alaska Airlines said no structures on the ground were damaged.

A Coast Guard spokeswoman said the agency was responding to a report of a smoke plume and possible plane crash.

The Bombardier Q400 turboprop airplane is designed for shorter-distance flights and can seat 76 passengers, Alaska Air said on its website.

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