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Old 11th August 2018, 03:32 PM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
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Default Air Q400 Plane Stolen & Crashes after Chase - Seattle

Man steals plane and crashes after chase with fighter planes in Seattle

A man has reportedly stolen an Air Q400 plane from Seattle’s international airport on a dramatic unauthorised flight chased by fighter planes before crashing on a nearby island, reports say.

The stolen aircraft from Alaska Airlines sister carrier Horizon is believed to have crashed on Ketron Island near Seattle.

Some reports are saying the plane thief was a mechanic for the airline who joked with traffic controllers during the short flight as F15s chased him that he was going to jail.

Alaska Airlines has confirmed the crash tweeted, “We’ve confirmed a Horizon Air Q400 that had an unauthorized takeoff from SeaTac around 8pm has gone down near Ketron Island in Pierce County, WA.

“We’re working to confirm who was on board, we believe there were no guests or crew on board other than the person operating the plane.”

'Stolen' plane closes Seattle airport before crashing into sea

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