John Waldron, who spotted the rogue plane and the two F-15 jets, thought "they were practicing for an air show".
A passenger plane crashed on an island in Puget Sound on Friday night, not long after a suspect conducted an "unauthorized take-off" from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state, officials said.
"I want to share how incredibly sad all of us at Alaska are about this incident".
No passengers were on board and there were no reports of injuries on the ground.
No passengers were onboard during the incident and normal operations have resumed at the airfield, the airport said on Twitter.
The "suicidal" man who commandeered and crashed a plane without passengers from a USA airport in Washington state seemed excited, confused, and at times calm while talking with the air traffic control tower.
"This is going to take a little bit of time", said Jay Tabb, special agent in charge of the bureau's Seattle Division. Dozens of personnel were out at the crash site, and co-workers and family members were being interviewed, he said.
A Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, reported to be hijacked, flies over University Place, Washington, the US, before crashing in the South Puget Sound, August 10, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. The jets were armed but did not open fire, North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman Cameron Hillier said by phone.
When an official encouraged him to attempt a landing, he said: "I don't know". He knew something was off, he said Friday night.
Video taken by a bystander showed the passenger airplane making an unlikely upside-down loop, then flying low over Puget Sound before crashing into the sparsely populated Ketron Island in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington. Video showed flames amidst trees on the island, which is sparsely populated and only accessible by ferry. Fortunately, the employee was the only person on board and his weird stunt did not injure anyone else, according to Alaska Airlines.
In a recording posted to Broadcastify, the pilot can be heard calmly chatting with Air Traffic Control.
The employee is a 29-year-old Pierce County resident, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden said at a news conference Saturday in Seattle that the man, identified by sources familiar with the investigation as Richard Russell, was "fully credentialed" and authorized to be working near the aircraft. A Cessna 150 is a two-seat civilian aircraft.
The controller said: "There is a runway just off to your right side in about a mile".
Released radio conversation between the man and air traffic controllers goes on for more than a half hour. I would like to apologize to each and every one of them. "It's going to disappoint them to hear that I did this".
A plane flies past a control tower at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday in Washington.
Federal investigators say a stolen Horizon Air turboprop plane broke into many pieces when it crashed into an area of thick brush on a small island in the Puget Sound.
The crash sparked a fire in the dense forest. I think I might mess something up there too.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Saturday morning that President Donald Trump was "monitoring the situation".
Royal King told The Seattle Times he was photographing a wedding when he saw the low-flying turboprop being chased by to F-15s.
Woods struggled early in his first round with a couple bogies. "He's got a great head on his shoulders", Furyk said. Lowry was three under par for the first ten holes of his second round when play was suspended by rain yesterday.
Despite Swansea's struggles last season, the Ghanaian managed to bag 11 league goals and he is hoping to improve at Selhurst Park. Jordan Ayew has joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan from Swansea City .
And no, UTEP wouldn't have had Vince Hunter if this policy was in place before the 2015 season, despite him not being drafted. According to the Associated Press, Division 1 programs must provide scholarships for players who return to school.
Naipaul caught the eye of book reviewers, and in 1959 he won the Somerset Maugham Award with the story collection Miguel Street . In 1948 he won a government scholarship to read English at Oxford's University College, where he suffered a nervous breakdown.
Ford didn't show off the cup racer's rear in any photos, so we remain curious as to how the Mustang's signature taillights look. Stewart said it was the first time he was in a Cup vehicle since retiring from the series at the end of the 2016 season.
Before the second goal, the Terriers had hit a post through Steve Mounie's header, but it was to be Sarri's and Chelsea's day. France's World Cup victor scuffed a volley into the ground and it took a deflection, before looping into the corner.
ICBC is also looking at reviewing a customer's at-fault crashes in the last 10 years starting on March 1, of last year. The proposed model means drivers with more years of experience and no at-fault crashes would see greater discounts.
Leicester have spent the past few weeks battling United, who tried to sign center-back Harry Maguire after the World Cup . But on Saturday he tweeted: I'll always give my best to the fans and my teammates no matter what's going on .
A second hurricane hit two weeks later, further complicating efforts to help those most affected. He even gave his administration a 10-out-of-10 rating for how well they responded.
Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth may not be in Star Trek 4
The Marvel, DC and Star Wars movies all regularly pull in north of $700 million if they don't reach $1 billion worldwide. But according to The Hollywood Reporter , both the actors have quit the film after talks for salary negotiations failed.
Simona Halep, tired and aching, reaches Montreal final
But to do so she will have to get past defending champion Elina Svitolina after she dispatched Elise Mertens 7-5 6-3 on Friday. Halep played four matches in three days after a night session was postponed because of rain.
Discord is opening up its own storefront
There is no word at this time how long the beta will run, or when it will expand beyond the Canadian borders. Essentially, you'll be able to play your Steam games through Discord , without the need to login to Steam.
WH Fires Back At Omarosa - 'This Book Is Riddled With Lies'
At the time, an early Apprentice producer took to Twitter to say "there are far worse" behind-the-scenes tapes from the show. The claims, based on hearsay, are among the more explosive that Manigault Newman makes in the book, Unhinged .
Crocs Is Closing Down All Of Its Factories
Crocs share prices declined to more than half their previous value between 2014 and 2017, falling to $5.94 each at their lowest. After shutting down the final two manufacturing operations the shoe company will outsource to an undisclosed country.
Championship report: Derby County 1 Leeds United 4
For his first home game Lampard's hand was forced by injuries to defender Curtis Davies and striker David Nugent. The reprieve was only temporary and two goals in four minutes swung the game decisively in the visitors' favour.
Omarosa's book marks stunning turn-around for a former top aide
She previously stated in an interview on Friday with NPR that she has heard Trump on an Apprentice tape using the racial slur. Trump seemed to enjoy himself at the event tweeting on Saturday: 'Hundreds of Bikers for Trump just joined me at Bedminster.