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Offline AJFishin

Joyride in Seattle
« on: August 11, 2018, 09:29:47 AM »
Saw this on the news this morning of an Alaskan Airlines employee that stole a Horizon turbo prop plane and went on a joyride, by himself, then crashing it. Glad no one else was on board.


Him talking to air traffic control.
https://www.king5.com/mobile/article/news/local/horizon-worker-stole-empty-plane-from-sea-tac-airport-crashed-on-small-island/281-582563371

Full news story
https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/reports-of-hijacked-plane-crashed-in-washington/281-582563371

Video of the plane making a loop.
https://www.king5.com/mobile/video/news/local/witness-video-stolen-plane-flies-erratically-over-puget-sound/281-8217165
« Last Edit: August 11, 2018, 09:52:47 AM by AJFishin »
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Offline Fisherdv

Re: Joyride in Seattle
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 09:38:21 AM »
Maybe he just got through watching Top Gun :shrug9:
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Joyride in Seattle
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 09:40:43 AM »
Maybe he just got through watching Top Gun :shrug9:

Maybe, he mentions he played videos games    :doh:
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Online Yachter Yat

Re: Joyride in Seattle
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 09:45:29 AM »
   Guess you have to look at the "bright side"...……...as far as I know, I don't think he took anybody else with him. 

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Offline Mooch

Re: Joyride in Seattle
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 11:36:06 AM »
Very sad. 
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Offline Fisherdv

Re: Joyride in Seattle
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 11:44:21 AM »
At first I didn’t read the full story. I didn’t know he was killed in this crash. Sad story.
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Joyride in Seattle
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 11:18:29 PM »
Very sad tragedy.  I can't imagine what all the airlines will have to do to guarantee no one will ever steal an airplane again...
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Joyride in Seattle
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 11:13:12 AM »
Mark my thoughts exactly.

The crazy thing here is this guy, who was just a ground agent, knew the start sequence and had the knowledge of flying the plane by playing video games.
This is going to be a tough one for the airlines to figure out, given that so many different people have access to the plane when it's out of service, especially mechanics where some know how to fly.
Another sad thing here is, this guy seemed smart to where he knew how to fly the plane, and do maneuvers in it without crashing, till the end which seemed to be geared towards suicide. It would be interesting to see why he never attended flight school or the reason why he couldn't attend.
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Joyride in Seattle
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 11:27:51 AM »

In the voice recording...He seemed thoughtful of other people.

Somehow, I feel that he intended to land and go to jail.

Sad.
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