Fighter jets scramble after 'suicidal' man who stole plane, then crashed it

12 Août, 2018, 16:42 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Airliner takes off without authorization at Sea-Tac crashes in Puget Sound	 	 	 			A Horizon Q400 | Source Alaska Airlines

One user tweeted, "Some dude stole a plane from #Seatac (Allegedly), did a loop-the-loop, nearly crashed into #ChambersBay, then crossed in front of our party, chased by fighter jets and subsequently crashed".

"Was doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills caused crash into Island", the sheriff said on Twitter.

Richard Russell took off in a stolen plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night, flew for about an hour with military jets chasing him and crashed the 76-seater Horizon Air plane in a wooded island, authorities said.

Richard Russell was suicidal when he stole the empty passenger plane, authorities say.

"We just need to get out there and look at the wreckage", Eckrote said at a press briefing at the Steilacoom ferry dock.

They also will work to recover the remains of the 29-year-old Pierce County man thought to be the only person on the plane. The aircraft nose-dives toward the water before pulling up, flying low and sending locals into a panic.

Russell had worked as a Horizon Air ground service agent for three-and-a-half years.

Officials with Alaska Airlines confirmed the plane as a Bombardier Q400 that belongs to Horizon Air.

The two F-15C aircraft that scrambled from Portland didn't fire the plane, authorities said.

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

After a ride full of unsafe loop-the-loops moves and freaky conversation with the air traffic controllers, Richard wasn't able to land safely and crashed into a heavily wooded area on Ketron Island causing the jet became engulfed in flames.

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At one point, an air traffic controller advises he should land at the airfield of the nearby military base, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Times reported.

Earlier in the flight, the man says: "This is probably, like, jail time for life, huh?"

Later on the pilot says: "I've got a lot of people that care about me. I would like to apologise to each and every one of them", he said. "It's going to disappoint them to hear that I did this. just a broken guy, got a few screws loose, I guess".

As of now, no other people have been reported hurt, and the airport has resumed normal operations. The crash sparked a 2-acre wildfire.

Beck said flying the "complex machine" would be more hard than a private plane. One responded: "I think they would give you a job doing anything if you could pull this off".

"It is highly fragmented", she said of the plane. "How he got that plane off the ground is astonishing".

Russell had been described as "suicidal".

Investigators on Saturday were trying to retrieve the plane's flight data recorder and its cockpit voice recorder.

The White House said Saturday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpKavanaugh once said president would likely have to testify before grand jury if subpoenaed: report Twitter says InfoWars account will remain online despite violating its rules Melania Trump family immigration lawyer praises so-called "chain migration" MORE, now staying at his Bedminster, New Jersey resort, had been briefed on the situation. He was only identified as an employee for Horizon Air, in a statement by Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden.

The FBI is leading the probe, which also includes the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Royal King told The Seattle Times he was photographing a wedding when he saw the low-flying turboprop being chased by two F-15s. Unlike cars, there are no keys needed for the door or to turn on the plane, he said.

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