An airline employee at Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport crashed an airplane after an “unauthorized takeoff” late Friday night, the airport confirmed on social media .

The airplane crashed in south Puget Sound, Sea-Tac International mentioned on Twitter, including that ordinary operations have resumed on the airport. 

Witnesses reported a aircraft being chased through army plane near the airport in Washington state, The Associated Press reported.

In a tweet, Alaska Airlines mentioned there was once an “unauthorized take-off” of a Horizon Air Q400 and it’s believed no passengers had been on board.

The aircraft crashed into Ketron Island, in keeping with the Pierce County Sheriff’s administrative center.

The aircraft “was doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills caused crash into Island,” the dep. tweeted.

A Coast Guard spokeswoman mentioned the company was once responding to a file of a smoke plume and imaginable aircraft crash, in keeping with the AP. Petty Officer Ali Flockerzi mentioned a 45-foot vessel was once headed to the scene.

Horizon Air is a part of Alaska Air Group and flies shorter routes during the U.S. West.

The Q400 ix a turboprop plane with 76 seats

Contributing: KING-TV, Seattle; Associated Press


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