SeaTac stolen plane: Airline employee allegedly steals plane, takes off, then crashes

Unauthorized take off at Sea Tac airport	 	 	 			A Q400 Turboprop like that stolen from Sea Tac International Airport

Sea-Tac Airport reported that the plane crashed in south Puget Sound.

All flights were grounded at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night, and passengers were told that someone had stolen a plane.

Local authorities quickly ruled out terrorism as a motive for the incident, and said the F-15s "were not involved in the crash".

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

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According to the Pierce County Sheriff, preliminary information indicated a mechanic from unknown airlines stole the plane. The Horizon airplane was followed by two F15 jets which attempted to escort the stolen aircraft back to Sea-Tac. "It clearly seemed immediately like there was a plane crash", he said.

The F-15s had been scrambled from Portland and had "made it within a few minutes of theft of plane", the sheriff's office said. The Sheriff's Office said they were looking into his background.

"I was walking past Chambers Bay and I saw the jets coming down to the trees very close ..." a witness told KIRO 7.

A plane flies past a control tower at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday evening, August 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash.

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An exchange between Rich and the controller not long before the plane crashed, perhaps the final exchange, was recorded by Aviaition journalist Jon Ostrower at 8:47 p.m. and posted to his Air Current website. It's a small island with about two dozen residents.

PCSD officials also identified the person involved as a 29-year-old male who lives in Pierce County.

F-16 jets were reportedly dispatched in pursuit of the aircraft.

In audio recordings, air traffic controllers could be heard trying to guide the man to land the plane.

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The man responded: "Awwww-right. dammit". The identity and condition of the pilot are not known. I don't know! I don't want to. "I was kind of hoping that was gonna be it".

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