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Author Topic: Q-400 Plane Hijacked from Sea-Tac Airport, Crashes in Pierce County  (Read 415 times)

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An airline mechanic hijacked an empty Alaska Air Q400 plane from Sea-Tac Airport and flew it 30 miles south to Ketron Island, where he crashed. The plane was chased by two F-15 jets and there was constant contact with the pilot from ATC. He's confirmed dead.


Flames spotted on the island.


Lots of flight disruptions.

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Re: Q-400 Plane Hijacked from Sea-Tac Airport, Crashes in Pierce County
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 02:11:44 AM »

So calm for being in a situation where a safe ending is unlikely. Remarkably calm. I have a few friends who are AS mechanics down here in Pierce County, but it's none of them, thankfully.
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Re: Q-400 Plane Hijacked from Sea-Tac Airport, Crashes in Pierce County
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 04:13:47 AM »

So calm for being in a situation where a safe ending is unlikely. Remarkably calm. I have a few friends who are AS mechanics down here in Pierce County, but it's none of them, thankfully.

I don't think he intended to survive this adventure, sadly.
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Re: Q-400 Plane Hijacked from Sea-Tac Airport, Crashes in Pierce County
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 10:13:02 AM »

The strange part....none of the big news channels were mentioning this while it was happening last night. Usually something like this puts them into an orgasmic frenzy.
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Re: Q-400 Plane Hijacked from Sea-Tac Airport, Crashes in Pierce County
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 04:24:39 PM »

The strange part....none of the big news channels were mentioning this while it was happening last night. Usually something like this puts them into an orgasmic frenzy.

I saw reports on the crash from all the major national broadcasters, plus reports from CBC and BBC. Just not on the TV :D.

The Seattle TV stations ran with this story wall to wall.

Yep. It interrupted local programming for a couple hours. KING-5 (the local NBC affiliate) eventually ended their broadcast at 2330.
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