Date & Time: Aug 10, 2018 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland Dash-8-400
Operator:
Registration:
N449QX
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
MSN:
4410
YOM:
2012
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Parked at Seattle-Tacoma Airport, the airplane was stolen by a 29-year old ground handling agent who was able to take off. After completing several manoeuvres over the Puget Sound, the aircraft was chased by USAF F-15 then control was lost. The airplane nosed down and crashed in a wooded area located on Ketron Island, some 25 miles southwest of SeaTac Airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and the 'pilot' was killed.