The Latest: Airplane stolen from Washington airport crashes
SEATAC, Wash. – The Newest on a airplane stolen from Sea-Tac World Airport in Washington state (all occasions native):
Officers at Sea-Tac World Airport say an Alaska Airways airplane that was once stolen via an airline worker and has crashed in Washington state.
Airport officers say in a tweet Friday night time that an airline worker “performed an unauthorized takeoff with out passengers.”
Witnesses reported seeing the airplane being chased via army airplane close to the airport.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Administrative center mentioned on Twitter that initial knowledge instructed mechanic had stolen the airplane. The tweet mentioned the crash could have been brought about via the mechanic “doing stunts in air or loss of flying talents.”
A Coast Guard spokeswoman mentioned the company was once responding to a document of a smoke plume and imaginable airplane crash. Petty Officer Ali Flockerzi mentioned a 45-foot vessel was once headed to the scene.
Alaska Airways says there was once an “unauthorized take-off” of an plane and witnesses reported a jet being chased via army planes close to Sea-Tac World Airport in Washington state.
The airline tells The Related Press that the airplane was once a Horizon Air Q400 and it believed no passengers have been on board.
No different knowledge was once instantly to be had.
Horizon Air is a part of Alaska Air Staff and flies shorter routes during the U.S. West.
The Q400 ix a turboprop airplane with 76 seats.