SEATTLE, Wash. Aug 11 2018 — A Horizon Air plane was reportedly hijacked from a Sea-Tac Airport runway Friday night and was flown around until it eventually crashed in Ketron Island outside of Seattle, according to Federal Aviation Association sources.
Sea-Tac Airport confirmed via Twitter that an airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff of a Horizon Air Turbo Prop without passengers on board. Sea-Tac Airport reported that the plane crashed in south Puget Sound.
Alaska Airlines confirmed that a Horizon Air Q400 was involved in an “unauthorized take-off” in a tweet.
“We believe there are no passengers on board,” the tweet said.
We are aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400. We believe there are no passengers on board. More information as we learn more.
The plane crashed into Ketron Island, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s office.
PCSO confirmed in a tweet that the person is a “suicidal male” and is a 19-year-old Pierce County resident. PCSO tweeted that he “was doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills caused crash into Island.”
Male is confirmed a suicidal male. Acted alone he is 29 year old Pierce county residence . We are working back ground on him now.
Flight were delayed but normal operations have since resumed at Sea-Tac Airport.
Two flights were delayed at Spokane International Airport because of the Sea-Tac delay.