An airline employee at Seattle Sea Tac International Airport crashed an airplane after an “unauthorized launch” late Friday night, the airport was confirmed on social media .
The plane crashed in southern Puget Sound, Sea-Tac International said on Twitter and allowed normal operations to have been resumed at the airport.
Two military F-15s chased the planet but were not involved in the crash according to the Pierce County (Washington) Sheriff’s Department and Associated Press. The plane crashed in Ketron Island, about 30 miles south of the airport.
The pilot was a suicidal 29-year-old male and residing in Pierce County, according to Ed Troyer, the county’s public information officer. There was no connection with terrorism, added Troyer.
In a second, Alaska Airlines said there was an “unauthorized launch” of a Horizon Air Q400. No passengers were on board.
The aircraft “did stunts in air or lack of aerospace caused crashes to Iceland”, the department was allocated.
Ketron Island, in Seattle subway station, is part of Pierce County. The county is also home to Mount Rainier, the highest mountain and volcano in the Cascade Range.
A Coast Guard spokesman said the agency responded to a report of a smoke plume and a possible air crash, according to AP. Petty Officer Ali Flockerzi said that a 45-foot vessel was led to the scene.
Horizon Air is part of the Alaska Air Group and is flying shorter routes throughout the United States West.
Q400 ix a 76-seat turbo-prop 19659016] Contributing: Emily Brown, USA TODAY; KING-TV, Seattle; Associated Press
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