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(Heavy)   Airport mechanic stole a plane from Seattle and threatened to "do a barrel roll" and "shoot the shiat." Dammit, Fox   ( heavy.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  

somedude210: Link to ATC feed


Listening to these feeds is oddly hypnotic.
 
5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  
Current Vegas odds

Alt-right nutjob: 3:1
Bankrupt man who just lost his job: 8:1
YouTuber/Facebook Live streamer looking for the greatest video ever: 15:1
Drunk idiot who stole a plane just to see if he could and doesn't know what to do now: 50:1
 
5 days ago  

Dallymo: Whoa.  Twitter reporting crashed.

https://twitter.com/StratSentinel/stat​us/1028132381448982530

Possibly

shot down. No word on location.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

WyDave: Dallymo: Whoa.  Twitter reporting crashed.

https://twitter.com/StratSentinel/stat​us/1028132381448982530

Possibly shot down. No word on location.


https://twitter.com/StratSentinel/sta​t​us/1028132823989997568

Short (very) video of the pursuit.
 
5 days ago  

WyDave: Dallymo: Whoa.  Twitter reporting crashed.

https://twitter.com/StratSentinel/stat​us/1028132381448982530

Possibly shot down. No word on location.


really?  we do that in this country!?
 
5 days ago  
https://twitter.com/krisvancleave/sta​t​us/1028130529193938944

"FAA sources say it appears an airline employee stole a Horizon Air Turbo Prop from SeaTac and took off and crashed Ketron Island outside Seattle"
 
5 days ago  

Dallymo: https://twitter.com/krisvancleave/sta​t​us/1028130529193938944

"FAA sources say it appears an airline employee stole a Horizon Air Turbo Prop from SeaTac and took off and crashed Ketron Island outside Seattle"


Great, there is probably an extra charge for that too.
 
5 days ago  
I'm reading on Twitter that the guy did a farking loop the loop before crashing, and was being pursued by a pair of F-15s.
 
5 days ago  

KarmicDisaster: Dallymo: https://twitter.com/krisvancleave/stat​us/1028130529193938944

"FAA sources say it appears an airline employee stole a Horizon Air Turbo Prop from SeaTac and took off and crashed Ketron Island outside Seattle"

Great, there is probably an extra charge convenience fee for that too.


Gently, gently.
 
5 days ago  

SoCalChris: I'm reading on Twitter that the guy did a farking loop the loop before crashing, and was being pursued by a pair of F-15s.


Dizzying.

https://twitter.com/LeehamNews/status​/​1028131699442368512
 
5 days ago  

Dallymo: SoCalChris: I'm reading on Twitter that the guy did a farking loop the loop before crashing, and was being pursued by a pair of F-15s.

Dizzying.


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5 days ago  

SoCalChris: I'm reading on Twitter that the guy did a farking loop the loop before crashing, and was being pursued by a pair of F-15s.


A snap roll would have been cooler...
 
5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  

Weaver95: WyDave: Dallymo: Whoa.  Twitter reporting crashed.

https://twitter.com/StratSentinel/stat​us/1028132381448982530

Possibly shot down. No word on location.

really?  we do that in this country!?


why wouldn't we?
 
5 days ago  
Hopefully there was no collateral damage and I hope it was a crash vs being shot down.  I get that fighter pilots go out there every day in war zones with the possibility of shooting down an enemy aircraft.  It's another to have to shoot down a civilian plane with a not necessarily hostile pilot.
 
5 days ago  
 Now can we finally talk about getting everybody universal health coverage that includes mental health services?  It sounds like this guy was suicidal.
 
5 days ago  
Hopefully this doesn't fark up my flight home tomorrow.

And Washington State, what the fark is it with your residents stealing planes?

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5 days ago  
A baseball pitcher:

Brandon McCarthy
@BMcCarthy32
"The Space Force is gonna be looking for people who show some initiative and a complete absence of fear and rational thought. Here goes nothing." #SeaTac
 
5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  
Source I read said that he was trying to do some stunt flying when he crashed. He was not shot down.
 
5 days ago  

KarmicDisaster: Source I read said that he was trying to do some stunt flying when he crashed. He was not shot down.


Source I read was that he didn't know how to land so he was flying in circles.
 
5 days ago  

Miss5280: Now can we finally talk about getting everybody universal health coverage that includes mental health services?  It sounds like this guy was suicidal.


Ugh, yes--this is pretty awful.

https://twitter.com/jwsthomson/status​/​1028134044502908929
 
5 days ago  

Dallymo: Miss5280: Now can we finally talk about getting everybody universal health coverage that includes mental health services?  It sounds like this guy was suicidal.

Ugh, yes--this is pretty awful.

https://twitter.com/jwsthomson/status/​1028134044502908929


That's farking terrible.
 
5 days ago  

Miss5280: It sounds like this guy was suicidal.


I think it's too early to reach that conclusion, though you could easily be right. The impression I've gotten from the things I've read/heard is that he didn't think his plan all the way through, which could mean anything.

And then there's this:

Pierce Co Sheriff @PierceSheriff
12m
Stolen horizon airplane crashed into Ketron island. Preliminary info is that a mechanic from unknown airlines stole plane. Was doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills caused crash into Island
 
5 days ago  

Dallymo: https://twitter.com/Sabian404/status/​1​028137639747051521

Also whoa.


Damn, dude didn't even attempt to get a royalty. Just gave his pictures away.

Also, here's more video of the guy about to take off.
 
5 days ago  

Dallymo: Miss5280: Now can we finally talk about getting everybody universal health coverage that includes mental health services?  It sounds like this guy was suicidal.

Ugh, yes--this is pretty awful.

https://twitter.com/jwsthomson/status/​1028134044502908929


And I would like to retract my previous comment and say that it's safe to guess that mental illness is involved.
 
5 days ago  

davidphogan: Dallymo: Miss5280: Now can we finally talk about getting everybody universal health coverage that includes mental health services?  It sounds like this guy was suicidal.

Ugh, yes--this is pretty awful.

https://twitter.com/jwsthomson/status/​1028134044502908929

That's farking terrible.


Listening to some more of the recording from the Broadcastify archive.  The ATC folks trying to maintain a sense of normal conversation with him, as he talks about how beautiful the Olympics are, then trying to refocus him on resolving this safely when he proposes "calling it a night"...oof.  "Well, Rich, before you do that, let's think about this..."  I cannot imagine the stress of handling something like this.
 
5 days ago  

Dallymo: Listening to some more of the recording from the Broadcastify archive.  The ATC folks trying to maintain a sense of normal conversation with him, as he talks about how beautiful the Olympics are, then trying to refocus him on resolving this safely when he proposes "calling it a night"...oof.  "Well, Rich, before you do that, let's think about this..."  I cannot imagine the stress of handling something like this.


ATC folks are, like commercial pilots, trained to handle high, high stress and catastrophic situations.  It doesn't surprise me the ATC person kept composure.
 
5 days ago  

Dallymo: davidphogan: Dallymo: Miss5280: Now can we finally talk about getting everybody universal health coverage that includes mental health services?  It sounds like this guy was suicidal.

Ugh, yes--this is pretty awful.

https://twitter.com/jwsthomson/status/​1028134044502908929

That's farking terrible.

Listening to some more of the recording from the Broadcastify archive.  The ATC folks trying to maintain a sense of normal conversation with him, as he talks about how beautiful the Olympics are, then trying to refocus him on resolving this safely when he proposes "calling it a night"...oof.  "Well, Rich, before you do that, let's think about this..."  I cannot imagine the stress of handling something like this.


ATC is a tough enough job as it is without throwing this on top of it.
 
5 days ago  
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And dude, next time just buy a copy of X-Plane and the Dash-8 DLC. You can loop it around to your heart's content from the comfort of your own basement, and maybe even figure out how to set up an ILS landing.
 
5 days ago  

Ivo Shandor: [img.fark.net image 490x208]

And dude, next time just buy a copy of X-Plane and the Dash-8 DLC. You can loop it around to your heart's content from the comfort of your own basement, and maybe even figure out how to set up an ILS landing.


When I used to play with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 I wasn't good at landing, so I'd just fly into a skyscraper in NYC rather than bother trying to land. My roommates thought it was funny, then 9/11 happened.
 
5 days ago  
Either it's Verbel or Kaiser Soze.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

Dallymo: Miss5280: Now can we finally talk about getting everybody universal health coverage that includes mental health services?  It sounds like this guy was suicidal.

Ugh, yes--this is pretty awful.

https://twitter.com/jwsthomson/status/​1028134044502908929


It's really sad.
 
5 days ago  
He stole a plan? Was it the plan to the Death Star?
 
5 days ago  

Weaver95: WyDave: Dallymo: Whoa.  Twitter reporting crashed.

https://twitter.com/StratSentinel/stat​us/1028132381448982530

Possibly shot down. No word on location.

really?  we do that in this country!?


After 9/11? He'll yes.

Also, it's spelled plane subby...
 
5 days ago  
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I'm baaaaaack
 
5 days ago  
A man, a plan, a crash site. Sea-Tac
 
5 days ago  
And I thought I was bummed about not getting tickets to tonight's Pearl Jam show.
 
5 days ago  

davidphogan: Ivo Shandor: [img.fark.net image 490x208]

And dude, next time just buy a copy of X-Plane and the Dash-8 DLC. You can loop it around to your heart's content from the comfort of your own basement, and maybe even figure out how to set up an ILS landing.

When I used to play with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 I wasn't good at landing, so I'd just fly into a skyscraper in NYC rather than bother trying to land. My roommates thought it was funny, then 9/11 happened.


When I played Flight Simulator 2000 I would set down across from Boston's Logan Airport and watch planes take off for New York.
 
5 days ago  
Glad my daughter's flight out of SeaTac is tomorrow night instead of tonight. Although I'm kind of wishing we had stuck to the plan of staying in the city overnight... might have seen something.
 
5 days ago  

Jurodan: Weaver95: WyDave: Dallymo: Whoa.  Twitter reporting crashed.

https://twitter.com/StratSentinel/stat​us/1028132381448982530

Possibly shot down. No word on location.

really?  we do that in this country!?

After 9/11? He'll yes.

Also, it's spelled plane subby...


Aaaand corrected.

Also, hell. Stupid autocorrect...
 
5 days ago  
ATC recording:
"I think I am going to try to do a barrel roll and if that goes good then I am going to go nose down and call it a night."

https://twitter.com/TheAviationBeat/s​t​atus/1028143598418702336
 
5 days ago  
'Stole a plan' ?

Subby, from reading all acounts, there was no plan.
 
5 days ago  
The crash site is now a forest fire.
https://komonews.com/watch
 
5 days ago  
The only way to stop a bad guy with a plane is a good guy with a plane.
 
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