Plane Stolen from SeaTac.

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8/11/2018 6:28 AM

A funny story with a sad ending, one of the ground crew stole an Air Alaska Passenger plane and went for a joyride, doing stunts and talking to air traffic control before crashing.

Suicide is a terrible thing, but short of fighting a lion naked standing over a volcano this has to be the most badass way one could possibly do it



https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/08/11/airline-reports-stolen-aircraft-witnesses-report-chase.html

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8/11/2018 5:20 PM

His barrel roll skills were decent. Must be not too difficult to fly them. But landing that’s pretty hard apparently.

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8/11/2018 6:05 PM

I've had dreams of "stealing" a plane ... what sucks is it's always a plane I've already flown. No I'm not a licensed pilot but I've got hours in a few different ones.
This young man had to have his world fall apart, felt horrible reading about this when I got up. I've been through a very painful divorce and that definitely was my darkest hour. Prayers for his family and friends.

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8/11/2018 6:17 PM

I'm surprised the F-15's did not just take him out over the Puget Sound. Perhaps the conversation he was having with traffic control made them believe he was not a terrorist threat?

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8/12/2018 4:18 AM

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8/12/2018 7:35 AM

Prntscrn wrote:

Beginning started out pretty sad. Sounded like the guy had quite a sense of humor and was on something.

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8/12/2018 8:24 AM

Didn't see any barrel rolls or real loop de loops like the videos say.. Closest thing I saw was he rolled upside down an brought it around underneath over the water just before the fighter jets got there.

I wonder if commercial planes have decent inverted flight tanks?

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8/12/2018 12:01 PM

The F15s were Oregon ANG. That’s the same group that did the Washougal flyover.

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8/12/2018 12:10 PM

Moto96 wrote:

Didn't see any barrel rolls or real loop de loops like the videos say.. Closest thing I saw was he rolled upside down an brought it around underneath over the water just before the fighter jets got there.

I wonder if commercial planes have decent inverted flight tanks?

No sir, they do not have provisions for inverted flight. It CAN be done if you maintain enough G's to keep the fuel at the bottom of the tanks where the fuel pickup is located. This applies to the engine oil tank pickups as well. We installed a "flip/flop" valve in our fuel hopper tank to allow for extended inverted flight but still are limited by unpressurised oil tanks.

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8/12/2018 1:38 PM

I read somewhere there is a strange connection to a decommissioned submarine with his same name.

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8/13/2018 9:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/13/2018 9:52 AM

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8/13/2018 5:10 PM

RIP

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