Seattle Man Dead After Stealing and Crashing Plane, Investigation Underway

12 August, 2018, 08:15 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Alaska Airlines planes are seen at Seattle Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac Wash. Oct. 30 2013

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.

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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.

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