Horizon Air hijacking: 'pilot' performs stunts before crashing

A Horizon Q400

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport confirmed an airline employee stole the plane.

The Horizon Air Q400 plane of Alaska Airlines was taken by an employee from the airport which resulted in interruption of air traffic at the airport.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office reported the situation was not a terrorist incident.

Authorities initially identified the man as a mechanic but have since then said he was a ground service agent. The man sounds calm at times and jokes with operators on the ground, who try to direct him to places to land.

Two F-15 jets were scrambled in response to the stolen plane from the Oregon Air National Guard in Portland, Oregon. They pursued the aircraft before it went down on Ketron Island between Tacoma and Olympia.

The hijacker has been described as a 29-year-old mechanic who worked for an "unknown airline". "Witnesses said a. plane is going down".

A witness on the ground, Bryan Sichley, said he was at Chambers Bay in University Place and saw a plane nose dive after being chased by two fighter jets.

The video then ends - and just moments later the aircraft had crashed in the Pudget Sound. She says this is the plane.

"I'm not quite ready to bring it down just yet", Rich said.

A plume of smoke has been seen near Ketron Island, Washington, the US Coastguard reported.

He tells air traffic control he wants to do a barrel roll.

The man responded: "Awwww-right. dammit".

"I would like to apologize to each and every one of them", the man added. "I was hoping that was going to be it, ya know".

The exchange happened during the flight but the timing of the conversation is unclear.

The airline said it was "working to confirm who was on board" but it was understood that there "no passengers or crew other than the person operating the plane".

According to officials with PCSD, Federal agencies will lead the investigation. "We are giving those investigators our full support and cooperation".

Passengers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which claims to be the ninth busiest USA airport took to Twitter to vent their frustration after the incident grounded all flights for up to any hour.

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