Hijacked Plane In Seattle Crashes After F-15 Engages It In Chase [Videos]

Kirsters Baish| It has been reported that a stolen plane crashed in Seattle, Washington after a military fighter aircraft pursued it in a chase. Numerous local news outlets reported on the matter. It was reported by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport that “an airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff without passengers at Sea-Tac; aircraft has crashed in south Puget Sound.”

“We’ve confirmed a Horizon Air Q400 that had an unauthorized takeoff from SeaTac around 8pm has gone down near Ketron Island in Pierce County, WA. We’re working to confirm who was on board, we believe there were no guests or crew on board other than the person operating the plane,” Alaska Airlines explained in a statement.

Below are two different videos showing the military fighter aircraft chasing the stolen plane:

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department wrote in a Twitter message, “Stolen horizon airplane crashed into Ketron island. Preliminary info is that a mechanic from unknown airlines stole plane. Was doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills caused crash into Island.”

The sheriff’s department explained that there were two F-15s who were chasing the plane, however they were not involved in the crash.

Take a look:

In another tweet, Ed Troyer, Public Information Officer (PIO) from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, stated:

The following is footage that is said to be from after the crash:

“The Q400 is a heavily updated (4th generation) version of the Bombardier/DeHavilland Dash-8 aircraft. It’s engines are more powerful, systems more automated and cockpit readouts are mostly digital now. Still a challenging aircraft to start if you don’t know what you’re doing.” Editor-in-chief of The Air Current, Jon Ostrower, wrote on the social media platform.

This story is currently breaking news. We will provide updates as they become available.

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