"We believe it was taken by a single Horizon Air employee and no other passengers or crew were on board", she said.
Video taken by a bystander showed the passenger airplane making an unlikely upside-down aerial loop, then flying low over Puget Sound before crashing into the sparsely populated Ketron Island in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington.
"Doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills caused crash into Island", the sheriff said on Twitter.
Alaska Airlines, the parent company, confirmed that its Horizon Air Q400 "had an unauthorized takeoff from SeaTac around 8pm has gone down near Ketron Island in Pierce County, WA".
Witnesses reported seeing the plane being chased by military aircraft near the airport. No ground structures were involved at the crash site. "I would hope it is for a guy like me".
Many passengers awaiting takeoff tweeted that their planes were stopped on the ground during the incident. I don't know man!
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According to the airlines, there were no passengers on board.
Two F-15s and air traffic control operators helped steer the plane away from built up areas and out over the water before it crashed.
- Kai Simpson (@Kai_AHS) August 11, 2018Some dude stole a plane from #Seatac (Allegedly), did a loop-the-loop, nearly crashed into #ChambersBay, then crossed in front of our party, chased by fighter jets and subsequently crashed. It crashed on the south of Ketron Island, near a military facility. It had described him as a airline mechanic, but Horizon Air said later that he was a ground service agent responsible for directing and de-icing aircraft.
The plane was taken from a maintenance position and was not scheduled for a passenger flight, said Gary Beck, the airline's president and chief executive officer.
The governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, thanked the Air National Guard from Washington and OR on Twitter "for scrambling jets to keep Washingtonians safe".
There was no indication that the incident was an act of terror and no passengers were aboard the plane, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a series of Tweets.
Footage shows pilot attempt the aerial maneuver after he hijacked the plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state.
The US president has criticised Governor Jerry Brown and California's environmental laws on social media in recent days. A day later he posted another tweet about water being "diverted", and he said Gov. "There's absolutely no shortage".
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the appointment on its Facebook page on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. Whatever the case may be, Steven Seagal is honored that he was chosen to take on his new role to improve relations.
She also said Manafort told Banc of California that his company made almost $4.5 million when the actual amount was $400,000. Vincent and the Grenadines and the United Kingdom revealed the accounts were connected to Manafort and his associates.
These pages include the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page. He may have escaped a ban for not violating Twitter's policies, but Dorsey says: "we'll enforce if he does".
Leicester City are adamant over retaining defender Harry Maguire and have told Manchester United he is not available at any price. Jose Mourinho tells ESPN FC that the World Cup was the ideal habitat for Paul Pogba as he could 'only think about football '.
"This season, especially after the World Cup that he's had, he's going to start expressing himself a lot more". But it appears United have turned down what seems like a low bid and you can't really blame them.
Washington has said that sanctions will not be lifted until Pyongyang fully and finally dismantles its nuclear weapons. The United States was "attempting to invent a pretext for increased sanctions against the DPRK".
Jolie claims there was an "informal agreement" for child support, but the Fight Club actor has not honored it. He was also accused and then acquitted of child abuse - the initial cause of their separation back in 2016.
He has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid and he has previously stated that he would like to go back to Madrid due to family reasons.
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Lisa MacLeod did not offer an alternative for moving forward, apart from a vague mention of a " better plan in 100 days ". Doug Ford's government is cancelling the basic income pilot program and slowing down increases to income assistance.