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The Masked Tulip

Alaska Airlines Horizon Air Q400 stolen by mechanic, took-off, chased by F-16's and now seen as smoke rising from an island near Seattle

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You can hear the F-16 flying overhead. Fox 2?

 

 

6 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

Hmmm.

Not quite the drama I was expecting; I think they cut off at the wrong point as that second plane may have been a seagull for all I saw of it.

Enough to see that it was a jet. F-15 apparently.

 

 

 

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Looking at the flight radar stuff it looks like he took off, banked to the right and then just dived - lost it? - into the ground.

Pretty quick all things considered but perhaps it felt lime forever to him. Will be interesting what comes out of this re the initial suicidal claim.

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1 hour ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Just breaking news. Sounds crazy. Claims that a mechanic stole an Alaskan Airlines jet from Seattle. F-16's were alerted. 

Aircraft now reported to have 'crashed' into an island. Smoke seen rising.

Similar thing happened in this country with a drunk mechanic at Lakenheath in the eighties. He took a C130 and I think it was shot down over the North Sea when fighters caught up although was covered up or spun that he crashed.

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At one point he says that he didn't know that he had any problems until today.

Wonder what brought that on?

14 minutes ago, SNACR said:

Similar thing happened in this country with a drunk mechanic at Lakenheath in the eighties. He took a C130 and I think it was shot down over the North Sea when fighters caught up although was covered up or spun that he crashed.

1969 I think. Mildenhall.

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2 hours ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Crazy stuff eh? His starboard wing was dropping but he was in a turn in that video glimpse we had of it.

Did he lose it or did he crash into his ex gf's house?

What a sad waste of a life.plane

 

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5 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

He sounded a likeable guy.

Yeah will be interesting to see what comes out of this. He's made a couple of comments perhaps about his employers/employment eg mentioning minimum wage and being a white guy.

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9 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

He sounded a likeable guy.

Yep..   reminds me a lot of my brother in law a little.

Sounded to me like he did it for shits and giggles without really thinking it through (or not wanting to think it through because of stress/pressure/depression)..  telling that he asked about the punishment for what he was doing "life in prison for something like this".. I actually think at that point if he thought he could land it and say "apologies guys,  all just a laugh..  very sorry,  here's your keys back"   he probably would have done it..   but at that point he knew his life was over either way.  Pretty sad really.

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18 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Yep..   reminds me a lot of my brother in law a little.

Sounded to me like he did it for shits and giggles without really thinking it through (or not wanting to think it through because of stress/pressure/depression)..  telling that he asked about the punishment for what he was doing "life in prison for something like this".. I actually think at that point if he thought he could land it and say "apologies guys,  all just a laugh..  very sorry,  here's your keys back"   he probably would have done it..   but at that point he knew his life was over either way.  Pretty sad really.

 

Listening to it I got the impression that if someone had said "You sound like a nice guy to have a beer with. Let's land this sucker and go have a drink." that maybe he would have done so.

Sounded to me as if he needed someone to encourage him to stay with us but that, from what I heard, was not forthcoming. The emphasis seemed to be, rightly, on everyone else in the sky.

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