Date & Time: Aug 10, 2018 at 2046 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-8-400 (Dash-8)
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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.
Investigations were conducted by FBI. Evidence suggests that the final descent to the ground was intentional.