Commercial airliner is 'hijacked from Seattle-Tacoma Airport', say reports

14 August, 2018, 02:42 | Author: Mary Valdez
  • A plan travels across the taxiway at Wilmington International Airport

"We're fortunate in the sense that it wasn't a terrorist, someone focused on causing mass destruction", former TSA administrator John Pistole said. The official wasn't authorised to discuss the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

After falling through several 100-foot (30-meter) lines of trees, the Bombardier Q400 plane broke up into pieces small enough to pick up by hand, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Western Pacific Region chief Debra Eckrote said.

The FAA ordered the airport to a "groundstop" during the incident and NORAD launched two F-15 fighter jets to follow the plane. No structures on the ground were damaged, Alaska Airlines said.

NORAD said its fighter pilots did not fire upon the plane. "The wings are off, the fuselage is, I think, kind of positioned upside down".

Federal investigators have recovered the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder. He died when the plane crashed after a 90 minutes "joy ride".

The 29-year old commented on the scenery, and told the air traffic control staff he hoped the incident wouldn't "ruin" their day.

He told them, "Those guys will rough me up if I try and land there".

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He said over the radio:"I got a lot of people that care about me and it's going to disappoint them to hear that I did this". "Got a few screws loose, I guess".

They said of Richard: "He was a faithful husband, loving son and a good friend". An Alaska Air spokesman said he did not have information about how the incident occurred.

A Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, reported to be hijacked, flies over University Place, Washington, the US, before crashing in the South Puget Sound, August 10, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media.

The sheriff's department said they were working to conduct a background investigation on the man, whose name was not immediately released.

The airline tells The Associated Press that the plane was a Horizon Air Q400 and it believed no passengers were on board.

After the spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee, authorities there are talking to counterparts around the country about how to prevent such insider security breaches.


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