NEW DELHI: A stolen Alaska Airlines Q400 passenger airplane from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) late crashed on Ketron Island on Saturday.
The Alaskan airlines confirmed that the Horizon Air Q400 had an unauthorized takeoff. They also informed “We believe there are no passengers on board. More information as we learn more.”
A video of the incident was shared on Twitter.
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
NBC News reported from the Pierce Co. Sheriff’s Dept. says that the airline employee who stole the plane from Seattle airport was “a single suicide male,” there were no passengers on the plane and “this is not a terrorist incident.”
It is said that two military F-15s chased the plane but was they were not involved in the crash.
More details awaited.