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Extraordinary audio of the Seattle hijacker’s conversation with air traffic controller

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

The married airport employee, 29, “hijacked” the Alaska Airlines plane before performing stunts in the sky as he was tailed by fighter jets today.

Harrowing audio revealed the pilot joking with the controllers who begged him to land the 76-seater plane before it nosedived and burst into a fireball 25 miles away.

At one point, he said: “Hey do you think if I land this successfully Alaska will give me a job as a pilot?”

Astonishing video showed the Horizon Air Q400 doing large loops and other dangerous manoeuvres.

In the chilling recording, he revealed he was a “broken man” and apologised to the air traffic controller.

He said: “I hope this doesn’t ruin your day.”

The mechanic, referred to as “Rich”, said that he wanted to do “a barrel roll, and if that goes good…nose down and call it a night”.

He then said: “I wouldn’t know how to land – I wasn’t really planning on landing it.”

The “suicidal” man, who dreamed of joining the military, then said that he had thrown up and that he felt “dizzy”.

He added: “I’m sorry about this, I hope it doesn’t ruin your day […].

“Man, the sights went by so fast. I was thinking, like, I’m going to have this moment of serenity, take in all the sights.

“There’s a lot of pretty stuff, but they’re pretty in a different context.”

The married mechanic – who has not been named – crashed on Ketron Island, 30 miles south west of Seattle, at 8pm local time.

He and his wife, who he met in 2010, ran a bakery until it closed in 2015.

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43 thoughts on “Extraordinary audio of the Seattle hijacker’s conversation with air traffic controller”

  1. Dan Druff says:

    Youtube will remove this just like Alex Jones, great job Youtube. Way to support freedum.

  2. Mike White says:

    True sadness, 馃挀 goes out to the family
    This man is a legend for his actions though, illegal as they were, still 馃挘馃挘馃挘

  3. Corona light says:

    Why did they cut the audio out after he said he was a white guy?, it was clearly edited . He must of talked crap about blacks or Hispanics. But they wanted to keep his clean image.

  4. Man i love Seth Rogan

  5. Robert Pinto says:

    Why does this sound like dialogue from GTA?

  6. Alex Soco says:

    Is it weird that I thought this guy seemed chill, the hijacker I mean

  7. The Traveler says:

    Haha I love his comment nah I鈥檓 a white guy he鈥檚 not wrong I guess

  8. JBG says:

    If i go out I wish I hope I can be as condescending as he was in his last moments. Rip rich.

  9. And to all of you that for whatever reason have taken everything this "man" said as the truth, WTF.
    If you listen, he's in the middle of a stand up comedy routine. He knew more about this plane than he's letting on so stop thinking a freaking video game got him ready for this. Did he play video games? Probably did but the fact that he chose to encourage bad behavior in his last minutes on earth (pun intended) is just one more thing that shows what an immature adult he was.

  10. Remy Mafia says:

    "Naw, I'm a white guy!". Unhinged MAGA confirmed. XD Thinking white men have it so hard here.

  11. Faye Lisa says:

    If he would鈥檝e been black… This whole procedure and commentary would have been drastically different.

  12. Forever Free, Our Skyking…He lived more in his final hour than most of us will live in our entire lives….
    Rest in Power.
    Smash that F key


  13. BrianP 556 says:

    He was more alive in those 70 minutes than most of us will ever be in our lifetimes. Good one Rich!! RIP

  14. We can call him cool cause he hurt no one but himself

  15. Slauoe Flere says:

    You guys don鈥檛 know but he was my best friend

  16. Wei脽tod says:

    When you remove the fear of death, you can do some pretty amazing things.

  17. Mango Steel says:

    I mean if you鈥檙e going to off your self, do it with style. He had the balls to steal a plane 鉁堬笍 and do tricks while talking to air traffic control. And he off鈥檇 himself without killing anyone! Cool 馃槑 points from me!

  18. So was this the entire transcript it can't be there has to be more I wanna know what the final words were between those twi

  19. This guy wins the internet. Rest in Peace legend.

  20. cchagan08 says:

    Younnnmowiiiii I know what I'm doing

  21. edlivin says:

    Dude went out like a boss! No one else hurt. RIP !!

  22. Simon Says says:

    Research has proven that terrorists, be they right wing, left wing or Muslim, are often just people with mental illness, specifically depression, who have been manipulated and programmed to perform atrocities. This guy is very similar. We must do more to help all these people and stop them from going over the edge.

  23. Next time someone like that should just over dose on opioids

  24. Tragic and sad. Kind of felt sorry for the guy. Just happy he didn't get anyone else killed. RIP>

  25. papi boy says:

    I wish i was in the plane with him life sucks

  26. morris west says:

    And they say video games don't influence you?

  27. KH says:

    So you can scramble fighter jets for a prop plane but you couldn't find any laying around on 9/11?

  28. Justin says:

    Poor little Dickie…imagine if his name was Malik al Hassan. Trump would be tweeting up a storm.

  29. David Rivera says:

    Another miserable human being who reached his breaking point how on earth was he able to take the plane

  30. This minimum wage outlaw is a legend. He's entertaining and amusing… but he knows and we know his life will end in tragedy.

    Oddly… Richard Russell is a contemporary American hero checking off the last thing on his bucket list.

  31. Bianco says:

    I hope Goose is whispering those sweet nothings into your ear while you guys riding that Mama and baby orca up in the clouds Top Gun.What a legend, went out on his own terms

  32. Deacon Frost says:

    This is how i'm going to go out, cant fly a plane but a car down a beautiful cliff might have the same effect

  33. stormy says:

    So, if he was not a muslims nor a mexicans, who should we blame now?

  34. Galil says:

    In a world of anger and terror, where people lash out by shooting up schools and concerts, one man just wanted to do barrel rolls. Rest in Peace, Sky King. You have earned your pilot's wings.

  35. Hugh Glass says:

    Sanity was his problem. He saw clearly how bleak the world is and wasn't prepared to further struggle it's passages. Not all of us can be warriors, this seemed like a kind and mellow dude, his dilemma was the clarity in his gaze..he was a white male and hence a member of the only non-protected group in the country, he knew his chances were few in Alaska as he was not a native or other minority, he was lacking higher education or inherited wealth and he was working for starvation wages…but half the country try called him "white" privileged..
    He was a victim of the only state approved racism/sexism while at the same time bearing it's weight the most… you can't even vote for a white, male candidate without having the overt claim of racism made against you.
    Yet.. here we are. You damned sheep

  36. MrPland1992 says:

    If he would have just landed he鈥檇 be ok. Serious charges yes but the public would have bailed him out and donated to his cause. Sad.

    All the positive comments on these videos are from us that are jealous. Depression sucks and suicide isn鈥檛 the answer. BUT if there is a fueled up airplane right in front of me for the taking, idk I would have hopped in the thing as well. Not a bad way to go.

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