Από το ASN.net:
A Horizon Air DHC-8-402Q was stolen by a 29-year old airline ground-service agent from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, Washington, USA. The aircraft was parked on the Cargo 1 ramp, which is the nothernmost ramp, close to the thresholds of runway 16L, C and R. The The ground-service agent used a tractor to turn the aircraft 180 degrees, facing west towards the runways. He entered the aircraft, started the engines and taxied towards runway 16C. A tower controller attempted to contact the aircraft, but it took off at 19:32 hours.
The aircraft then began manoeuvering over Puget Sound and was seen to perform a split S, pulling up just above the water. During these manoeuvres the person in control of the aircraft was in radio contact with air traffic control.
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft of the Oregon Air National Guard were dispatched and followed the aircraft.
The aircraft then crashed in wooded terrain on Ketron Island, 40 km to the southwest of the Seattle/Tacoma Airport. Both wings broke off in the accident sequence and the fuselage came to rest inverted. The sole person on board the aircraft was killed.
Μάθαμε λοιπόν πως έκανε taxiing. Αλλά αφού ήταν σε επαφή με τον πύργο ελέγχου, τι να έλεγε άραγε...