The airline tells The Associated Press that the plane was a Horizon Air Q400 and it believed no passengers were on board
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Howell said he hopes people remember the Russell he knew - a "funny, great kid" who always had a smile and a joke.
Alaska Airlines said the plane was a Horizon Air Q400, which had an "unauthorized takeoff" from Sea-Tac around 8 p.m. local time. "Commercial aircraft are complex machines. No idea how he achieved that experience".
Officials said Saturday that the man was a 3.5-year Horizon Airlines employee and had clearance to be among aircraft, but that to their knowledge, he wasn't a licensed pilot. Investigators were working to find out how an airline employee stole the plane Friday and crashed it after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft.
Two military F-15s chased the plane "within a few minutes of theft of plane" and "kept plane out of harms way and people on ground safe", the sheriff's department said.
He also described the emergency as "a joyride gone terribly wrong".
The sheriff's department described the man as suicidal.
Ground service agents direct aircraft for takeoff and gate approach and de-ice planes, as well as handle baggage. "We believe he was in uniform", said Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden.
"He was a quiet guy". A KTVA reporter who visited the Russells' family home in Wasilla Saturday afternoon was told that Richard had graduated from Wasilla High School in 2009, but that the family had no immediate comment. "We heard the jet because our windows were down while we were waiting in the ferry line to go to Anderson Island, which is adjacent to Ketron Island".
Questions have been raised about how a plane can be stolen from a busy airport.
The sheriff's department said they were working to conduct a background investigation on the man, whose name was not immediately released.
Royal King told the Seattle Times he was photographing a wedding when he saw a plane and two F-15 fighter jets trailing it.
Eyewitness John Waldron told CNN he watched the plane do "a complete loop", before it went "pretty much straight up".
In a conversation with the control tower, the pilot came across as excitable, confused and even apologetic. But he repeatedly refuses to land the plane, and returns multiple times to the idea of doing a barrel roll in the passenger plane. "I've played some video games before", he said. "I don't know! I don't want to".
Audio clips of broadcast traffic posted by multiple users on Twitter recorded the pilot speaking to air traffic controllers, sometimes seeking advice, sometimes talking about himself.
But he later anxious he was running low, saying the fuel had burned "quite a bit faster than I expected".
"I wouldn't want to do that".
"There is a protocol to not allow anyone singularly to get onboard an aircraft", Soucie said.
Attempts to talk him down failed and he radioed back: "I've got a lot of people that care about me".
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The west London side won the Premier League in Conte's first campaign but struggled to produce consistent performances last term. Sarri was quoted by Metro as he spoke about the situation with Courtois and even added that Eden Hazard is happy to stay here.
The American golfer said his heart went out to the children of Lyle , who lost his battle with myeloid leukaemia, aged 36. You also think about it as far as Jarrod wouldn't want us out here feeling sorry for him or feeling bad or anything.
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The 15th-seeded Barty won 80% of her first serve points and broke Bertens four times as she cruised to victory. Open title defense, beat fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3. "I was very sore when I woke up", said Halep.
Kanye West has blessed the world with yet another brand new track, and sadly this one isn't entirely about "scoopity poop". Although his views may be polarizing, it's obvious after watching the interview that West is telling the truth.
But as 17:00 ticked by without further activity, one of the club's most frustrating transfer windows in memory came to a close. The former United right-back believes the Red Devils support Mourinho after talking to players at the club.
But some conservatives said they were disappointed with Kanye for " caving " when he had a chance to respond to Kimmel's question. Kardashian West visited the White House earlier this year to urge Trump to commute the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson.
Discord wants to step up its game, however because, for Discord , being one of the leading chat platforms isn't good enough. Within the Store, players will be able to purchase games they're interested in and launch them directly through Discord .
Now, nearly half a year later, the game is out on Steam and it's one of the biggest new releases for the platform in 2018. Steam Charts keeps track of all-time peak user counts, and Monster Hunter: World is already in the top ten.
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He was at 3-over par for the second round through nine holes and 4 over for the tournament, putting him in a tie for 111th. He finally made one at No. 10 and came back with still another birdie at No. 11 before play was suspended for the day.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's divorce is in under threat of being dismissed due to lack of paperwork, but they are not rushing to finalize it.
US Marine missing in Sulu Sea
Additional Navy P-8 aircraft and Philippine Coast Guard vessels have expanded the search to about 3,000 square nautical miles. The Philippine government facilitated diplomatic clearance for USA assets involved in the search and rescue operation.
Bairstow & Woakes put England in strong position at Lord’s
But Woakes, who had scored nine previous first-class hundreds, and Jonny Bairstow (93) turned the tide during a stand of 189. Bairstow reached his half-century first, cover driving wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav for four, before Woakes outpaced him.
Changes coming to college basketball
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Mexico says working hard with US on new NAFTA auto rules
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Maryland puts DJ Durkin on leave amid investigation
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BC government announces proposed changes to ICBC rates
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Alize Cornet upsets Angelique Kerber at Rogers Cup
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Nike sued for sex discrimination by former female employees
In April, its HR chief sent a memo admitting the company "failed" to promote and hire women and minorities for senior-level roles. The group has accused Nike of violating the federal and state equal pay laws, as well as the Oregon Equality Act.
Crocs closing last of its manufacturing plants
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The reprieve was only temporary and two goals in four minutes swung the game decisively in the visitors' favour. A deft touch and neat turn created the space he needed to fire a left shot past the helpless Derby keeper.