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>> What's going on? We got an airplane circling our neighborhood with two jets.>> What was going on, according to authorities, is that an airline worker stole an empty plane from a Seattle airport on Friday before killing himself in a fiery crash. The sun bringing light to the wreckage Saturday on the sparsely-populated Ketron Island, just 25 miles south of the Seattle Tacoma Airport where the plane was stolen.
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The Federal Aviation Administration, FBI and National Transportation Safety Board were out searching for clues on how he was able to steal a 76 passenger plane and why he crashed it. NTSB Regional Chief Debra Eckrote said the whole thing was very unusual.>> It's not like we get this every day.
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Until the FBI has an opportunity to get a better obviously background on the person, find out what motive they had, that's kind of a little too early to make a determination.>> The 29-year old man who has not been named can be heard apologizing to air traffic control.
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>> I've got a lot of people that care about me, and it's gonna disappoint them to hear that I did this. I would like to apologize to each and every one of them.>> He has not been identified as a pilot, and there's confusion as to what his specific role was at the airport.
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Horizon Air, a sister carrier of Alaska Airlines, only described him as an employee.>> To our knowledge, he didn't have a pilot's license. So to be honest with you, I mean commercial aircraft are complex machines. They're not as easy to fly as say a Cessna 150. So I don't know how he achieved the experience that he did.
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>> Eyewitnesses describe the incident as bizzare with some mistaking it as practice for an air show. But authorities viewed it as a security threat, calling up two F-15 fighter jets. According to the NTSB regional chief, the F-15s were not involved in the crash.>> Hope that wasn't a crash.