'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport

Unauthorized take off at Sea Tac airport	 	 	 			A Q400 Turboprop like that stolen from Sea Tac International Airport

No passengers or crew were on board. The aircraft then crashed into Ketron Island, 40 km to the southwest of the Seattle/Tacoma Airport.

North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled fighter jets to accompany the plane, which was steered away from Seattle and Tacoma by air traffic control, on its hour-long flight, according to the source. The plane crashed either while the man was doing stunts or because of a lack of flying skills, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office's public information officer Ed Troyer confirmed the incident was not being treated as a terror attack.

PCSO confirmed in a tweet that the person is a "suicidal male" and is a 19-year-old Pierce County resident. We know who he is.

Seattle-based The Air Current.com Editor-in-Chief Jon Ostrower said that "being able to power on and do a rudimentary preflight and engine start on a commercial airliner is not only the purview of trained airline pilots".

In a statement, Alaska Airlines said the twin-propeller passenger plane was being piloted by "an airline employee", who took the plane without permission.

Some Seattle-bound flights were diverted to Vancouver.

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Alaska Airlines confirmed a Horizon Airlines Q400 Turboprop made an unauthorised take-off from the airport.

"Congratulations, you did that, now let's try to land that airplane safely and not hurt anybody on the ground", an air traffic controller said.

Normal operations at the airport were interrupted for a time by the unauthorized takeoff but have resumed, the airport said in its tweet. "Holy smokes, I've got to stop looking at the fuel because it's going down quick".

Other pilots can be heard on the recording as controllers deal with the havoc being created by the stolen plane. Officials said there did not appear to be passengers on the plane. I don't know. I don't want to.

A plane has crashed near an island in Washington state after being stolen by a U.S. airline employee. "I was kind of hoping that was going to be it, you know". More information as we learn more'. No one is departing as they work out an issue.

He is believed to have been suicidal when he stole the plane capable of carrying 76 passengers.

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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