A man, possibly an Alaska Airlines Employee, hijacked an airplane from SeaTac International Airport and took it on an unauthorized flight, where it was chased down by F-15 fighter planes before it appears to have crashed, according to multiple reports.
CBS News reporter Kris Van Cleave wrote, “FAA sources say it appears an airline employee stole a Horizon Air Turbo Prop from SeaTac and took off and crashed Ketron Island outside Seattle.” He shared a tweet from a woman named Victoria, who wrote, “Sitting on a plane at SeaTac Airport, a Horizon employee just hijacked an airplane. He is flying around the airport, he does not know how to land it. Happening right now. SeaTac airport.”
We are aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400. We believe there are no passengers on board. More information as we learn more.
— Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) August 11, 2018
An airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff without passengers at Sea-Tac; aircraft has crashed in south Puget Sound. Normal operations at Sea-Tac Airport have resumed.
— Sea-Tac Airport (@SeaTacAirport) August 11, 2018
Multiple people in Seattle filmed the Stolen Jet FLying over Seattle:
— carrie bentley (@actualcarrie) August 11, 2018
Some dude stole a plane from #Seatac (Allegedly), did a loop-the-loop, ALMOST crashed into #ChambersBay, then crossed in front of our party, chased by fighter jets and subsequently crashed. Weird times. pic.twitter.com/Ra4LcIhwfU
— bmbdgty (@drbmbdgty) August 11, 2018
Apparently someone stole a plane from SeaTac? Saw two fighter jets fly overhead then smoke pic.twitter.com/w0bveGUJQH
— McKenna Brown (@mckenna_brown) August 11, 2018
— Kai Simpson (@Kai_AHS) August 11, 2018
#BREAKING #SeaTac airline employee steals Horizon passenger plane and then crashes on island in #PugetSound . No passengers believed to be onboard. https://t.co/Bseqx6tIoe @nbcbayarea #AlaskaAir pic.twitter.com/q1zE5A6Mem
— Janelle Wang (@janellewang) August 11, 2018
The Pierce County Sheriff wrote on Twitter, “Stolen horizon airplane crashed into Ketron island. Preliminary info is that a mechanic from unknown airlines stole plane. Was doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills caused crash into Island.” The Sheriff’s Department added, “Two military F 15 chased plane but was not involved in crash” and confirmed, “No passengers on plane.”
24/7 Fake News Refuses to Cover it Live!
In case you are going to jump on to one of the 24/7 news networks, don’t bother they are all to busy covering Fake Russia News, instead of what could have been another 9/11! Let this be a reminder that they do not care about the public, they do not care about your safety, and during times of trouble, you cannot count on them to tell you the truth or even report in real-time what is happening.
— Matt Karolian (@mkarolian) August 11, 2018