'Suicidal Male' Steals Plane And Crashes After 'Unauthorized Takeoff' From Sea-Tac

Stolen Plane Flies From Seattle Crashes After Jets Scramble To Intercept

A MECHANIC stole a plane from Seattle airport and joked with air traffic controllers before crashing into an island.

They intercepted the plane near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The 29-year-old Horizon Air ground service agent - the only person aboard - died, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said, without further identifying him.

"Most importantly I get to visit those I love most", Russell said in a video he produced on YouTube.

While in the air, Russell joked for almost 20 minutes with the air traffic control agent, but admitted he had "a few screws loose" and called himself "just a broken guy".

Video taken by a bystander showed the 76-seat plane making a big, slow loop-the-loop as F-15 fighter jets gave chase, then flying low over Puget Sound before crashing into Ketron Island, a sparsely-populated area in the northwestern USA state of Washington.

Video footage on social media showed a large plane flying above the Seattle area with an F-15 following it.

Yesterday's crash happened because Mr Russell was "doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills", the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said.

It also said "this was not a terrorist incident".

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

Astonishing video showed the Horizon Air Q400, a turboprop plane that seats 76 people, doing large loops and other risky manoeuvres as the sun set on Puget Sound. The Q400 ix a turboprop aircraft with 76 seats.

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Sheriff Paul Pastor said during a news conference in Steilacoom.that the pilot was "probably deceased". "We are working back ground on him now", the Pierce County Sheriff wrote. For one, the man shouldn't have been able to board the plane alone, he said.

"I feel like one of my engines has gone out", Rich told the captain as he flew the empty plane. Audio released Saturday shows air traffic control trying to talk down the pilot.

Southers, the aviation security expert, said the man could have caused mass destruction.

He then said: "I wouldn't know how to land - I wasn't really planning on landing it".

During the doomed flight he spoke to air traffic control who pleaded with Russell to land.

"We're lucky it went down on a very unpopulated island", Eckrote said.

"No security violations were committed", said Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden.

The plane crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound some time after 8 p.m. local time, according to authorities.

Investigators on Saturday will try to retrieve the plane's flight data recorder and its cockpit voice recorder. The jets were not involved in the crash, it said. Preliminary info is that a mechanic from unknown airlines stole plane.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Saturday morning that President Donald Trump was "monitoring the situation". At one point he said that he had hoped he could have a "moment of serenity" in the air but that everything moved by too fast.

Dozens of personnel were out at the crash site, and co-workers and family members were being interviewed, he said.

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