Horizon Air Q400 Hijacked from Seattle

A Horizon Q400

Another witness, Kethleen Reichel, added: "My husband and I are recently former Boeing employees and we were wondering why a jet was near the passenger airplane".

Officials at the Sea-Tac Airport say an airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff in Washington state and has crashed. The aircraft then crashed into Ketron Island, 40 km to the southwest of the Seattle/Tacoma Airport.

A plane that reportedly took off without permission has sparked a major security incident at Seattle-Tacoma global airport. The mechanic was either "doing stunts in air" or "his lack of flying skills caused crash into [Ketron] Island". He said the pilot told passengers there was an incident and they were stuck on the tarmac for about an hour. We know who he is. "Our hearts are with the family of the individual" who flew the plane, she said.

The Q400 took off from Seattle's SeaTac Airport at about 8.30pm local time and crashed about 90 minutes later.

Some Seattle-bound flights were diverted to Vancouver.

Horizon Air is part of Alaska Air Group and flies shorter routes throughout the US West.

The US Coast Guard said it was aware of the situation happening at SeaTac Airport, NBC News reported.

Later, he said he's "got a lot of people that care about me".

"I don't want to", Rich says in an elated tone. "Normal operations at Sea-Tac Airport have resumed", the airport wrote.

In audio recordings, air traffic controllers could be heard trying to guide the man to land the plane. "Military jets were scrambled from Portland, but it does not appear that these jets were involved in the crash of the Horizon aircraft".

"Could you start a left turn and we'll take you down to the South East, please", the air traffic controller then asked.

Video taken by a bystander showed the passenger airplane making an unlikely upside-down aerial loop, then flying low over Puget Sound before crashing into the sparsely populated Ketron Island in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington.

"I thought they were practicing for an air show", he said. "I was kind of hoping that was going to be it, you know".

This is a developing story, more information to come.

The plane, a 76-seater Q400 turboprop aircraft, belonged to Alaska Airlines. Got a few screws loose.

Witness Royal King told The Seattle Times he was photographing a wedding when he saw the low-flying turboprop being chased by two F-15s.

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