Horizon Air hijacking: ‘pilot’ performs stunts before crashing
Alaska Airlines has confirmed there was an ‘unauthorised take-off’ of a plane at Seattle-Tacoma Airport in Washington State. Officials said the jet has since crashed after it was followed by F-15 fighter jets
A “SUICIDAL” airline mechanic stole an empty Horizon Air plane from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing into a small island.
The crash occurred because the 29-year-old man was “doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills,” the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said.
Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, said on Twitter the man was suicidal and there was no connection to terrorism.
Video showed the Horizon Air Q400 doing large loops and other dangerous maneuvers as the sun set on the Puget Sound.
There were no passengers aboard.
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