Seattle Man Dead After Stealing and Crashing Plane, Investigation Underway

12 August, 2018, 08:15 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Law enforcement vehicles are shown at the ferry terminal in Steilacoom Wash. near where a Coast Guard spokeswoman said the agency was responding to a report of a smoke plume and possible plane crash

The man who stole a Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle and flew it for almost an hour is not believed to have a pilot's license, authorities said Saturday.

PCSD officials also said this is not a terrorist incident.

"An airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff without permission at Sea-Tac; aircraft has crashed in south Puget Sound", the tweet read. The tweet said the crash may have been caused by the mechanic 'doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills'.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Alaska Airlines were headed to Ketron Island on Saturday morning to gather evidence from the site where a Horizon employee crashed a stolen airplane.

Witnesses reported seeing the plane being chased by military aircraft before it crashed.

On Saturday, airline and Sea-Tac representatives said Russell, who identified himself as "Rich" to air traffic controllers, was fully credentialed and had access to the cargo area where the plane was.

"There is a protocol to not allow anyone singularly to get onboard an aircraft", Soucie said.

"Commercial aircrafts are complex machines".

Horizon Air employee Richard Russell told an air traffic controller he was "just a broken man" minutes before dying late Friday in the Bombardier Q400 twin-engine turboprop plane, appearing to apologize for his actions. Just a broken guy, got a few screws loose I guess.

Meteor Shower August 2018: Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight
A New Moon occurs on August 11 which will make the night skies ideal for meteor shower watching before and after the peak night. The Perseids appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, visible in the northern sky soon after sunset this time of year.


NCAA's new proposed rules blindside NBA, USA Basketball officials
The NCAA is adopting changes it hopes will improve its enforcement process when handling cases of rules violations. In all, they are mostly common sense efforts to try and fix a system that is badly broken.


Shaman kept woman in cave for 15 years, raped her
The shaman faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of coercing a minor into intercourse and may face other charges, as well. Police say that in 2003, the 13-year-old girl was brought to him for treatment by her own family and stayed behind with him.


In one, the controller can be heard telling the pilot: "What we don't want to see is you get hurt or anyone else get hurt, so like I said, if you want to land, that's probably the best way to go".

One witness filmed the plane doing a large loop-the-loop, which they first thought was part of an air show rehearsal. "Never really knew it until now". They described the man as "suicidal" and said he "acted alone". It did not elaborate.

"It may seem hard for those watching at home to believe, but Beebo was a warm, compassionate man", Mathews said. "I would hope it is for a guy like me", he said. "We consider ourselves bakery connoisseurs and have to try a new one every place we go".

SUICIDE PREVENTION HELP: If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting "Home" to 741741. The controller replies: "If you could, you just want to keep that plane right over the water".

"Alright", the man in the airplane responds.

John Waldron, who took dramatic video of the stolen plane flying in a loop, told CNN that he was out for an evening stroll when he saw the two fighter jets following the turboprop airplane. "The kid I know wouldn't do that". We're trying to get accurate information about what is actually going on.

The plane crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound some time after 8 p.m. local time, according to authorities. The jets were armed but did not open fire, North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman Cameron Hillier said by phone. The jets' capability was appropriate to the potential task, one of the sources said, without offering details.

"A joyride gone terribly wrong", Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said during a news conference in Steilacoom, which is about 3 miles from the island.

Recommended:

  • NYPD wants to question 'Blade Runner' actress about robbery

    NYPD wants to question 'Blade Runner' actress about robbery

    She is best known, in addition to " Blade Runner ", for her roles in " Dune " and " Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ". Sean Young attends the premiere of TNT's " The Alienist " at iPic Cinema, Jan. 16, 2018, in New York City .

    Omarosa In New Book: I Saw Trump's Racism 'With My Own Eyes'

    She acknowledges she had never been able to obtain or hear the tapes but said three unnamed sources had described their contents. The White House responded by slamming the book and its author and chastising the press for writing about it.
    Justin Bieber surprised the odd  behavior

    Justin Bieber surprised the odd behavior

    We've got details on whether Selena Gomez would get in touch with Justin Bieber if things fall apart with fiancée Hailey Baldwin. Justin Bieber has revealed he was just having a "bad day", when he was pictured crying with Hailey Baldwin .
  • Trump attacks National Football League  protesters

    Trump attacks National Football League protesters

    Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay! President Donald Trump criticized the players on Twitter . The NFL and NFLPA, however, are still discussing this rule and are trying to reach an agreement.
    Tesla CEO Musk accused in lawsuit of defrauding shareholders

    Tesla CEO Musk accused in lawsuit of defrauding shareholders

    This source said that the Saudi fund would not make an investment of this kind without seeking guidance first from Softbank. It would also remove the company from the glare of Wall Street that comes with reporting quarterly earnings publicly.
    Schalke in talks with Tottenham to sign Danny Rose

    Schalke in talks with Tottenham to sign Danny Rose

    Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has reportedly decided that he would like to make the loan switch to Paris Saint-Germain. Rose has been linked with a move away from Tottenham after questioning their ambition in the transfer market last summer.
  • Anderson does the damage as India rolled out for 107

    Anderson does the damage as India rolled out for 107

    Earlier, England's top order again failed with openers Keaton Jennings (11) and Alastair Cook (21) falling in successive overs. Jos Buttler (24) got in and got out before he too fell lbw aiming across the line as Shami took a third wicket this innings.
    Chelsea legend Frank Lampard handed harsh managerial lessons by Leeds

    Chelsea legend Frank Lampard handed harsh managerial lessons by Leeds

    The visitors held the lead for seven minutes as Derby levelled with a goal that will give Bailey Peacock-Farrell nightmares. Jay Fulton scored the only goal as Swansea beat Preston North End to make it two wins from their opening two matches.
    Manchester United fans delighted with Luke Shaw's performance vs Leicester City

    Manchester United fans delighted with Luke Shaw's performance vs Leicester City

    That's not surprising, because I know from experience that everyone is a bit rusty for the first game back. This was backed up by the fact Pogba was made captain for the match last night.
  • Doubts grow about Musk's drive to take Tesla private

    Doubts grow about Musk's drive to take Tesla private

    There are plenty of other reasons to doubt Musk's plan. "Would create special objective fund enabling anyone to stay with Tesla". Bloomberg News , which first reported on that meeting, said the talks failed to progress due to disagreements over ownership.
    Crocs says it's closing manufacturing facilities; executive to resign

    Crocs says it's closing manufacturing facilities; executive to resign

    In addition, executive vice president and CFO Carrie Teffner will step down in the coming weeks for another role in the company. Last March, Crocs said it will close about 160 of its 558 retail stores by the end of 2018.
    Hurricane Hector weakens to category 3

    Hurricane Hector weakens to category 3

    A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area later today. Swells generated by Hector will bring large and unsafe surf to portions of the main Hawaiian islands through tonight.


Popular

Star Trek loses Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth in negotiations talks
Kirk, with Hemsworth returning to his role as Kirk's father George Kirk, a part he played in the 2009 reboot. Star Trek 4 also marks the first time the franchise will have a female director at the helm with S.

Adam Scott two shots behind leader Brooks Koepka at US PGA Championship
The four-time US PGA champion is 10 under on the front nine for the tournament, but two over on the back nine this week. He was six shots back of the lead heading into the third round. "I feel like we're in a good spot", Fowler said.

NASCAR Cup Ford Mustang ready to race
The Ford Mustang will make its debut in the top-level Cup Series for the Daytona 500, February 17, 2019. Ford now runs the Fusion in the NASCAR Cup series, and it has found its way to victory lane nine times.

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off B.C.
However, as much as people want to intervene on the scene, scientists suggest leaving the mom orca and her dead calf alone. J35 was spotted Wednesday carrying her dead calf , marking the 16th day of her " tour of grief ".

Discord Launches a Game Store, Adds Free Games to Nitro Subscription
This will also serve as a discovery service that will promote games with a boutique feel according to the announcement. Some new titles are also available for individual purchase already, including Hollow Knight and Banner Saga 3 .

David Moyes: Manchester United should be first by December
The Frenchman, who had been linked with a possible transfer window move to Barcelona, said he remained hungry for more success. Neville went on to criticise the United board for failing to back Mourinho and sign a defender he so wished for.

England vs India 2nd Test, Day 3: Hosts lose openers Jennings, Cook
While Chris Woakes and Johnny Bairstow were tormenting the Indian bowlers, Kohli had to leave his troops to treat his sore back. The pressure will be on their batsman, but saving the Test will be tough considering the form Anderson is in.

Ryan Fox still in touch with US PGA Championship leaderboard
Woods, a 14-time major champion in the eighth month of his comeback from spinal fusion surgery, was 3-under after seven holes. Koepka ran off three straight birdies after he made the turn and came to the par-5 ninth at seven-under for the round.

Jose reacts to win over Leicester
Mourinho also confirmed Pogba had his blessing to take the penalty after what appeared to be a disagreement with Alexis Sanchez. I think football is changing. "We have brought in great managers without a doubt but let's take Mourinho for example.

Trump condemns racism and violence ahead of anniversary of fatal Charlottesville rally
Coalition, comprised of 38 organizations and community groups, meets regularly to plan counter attacks to the white nationalists. Virginia State Police Superintendent Gary Settle said more than 700 state police will be activated during the weekend.