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Seattle plane thief's apparent knowledge of loops
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:45:48 AM »
this is just weird.

The 29-year-old man who stole a Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed it on an island in Puget Sound on Friday night performed a series of loops and said he'd attempt a barrel roll -- and now, investigators say they're trying to learn how he attained the skill to perform those dangerous maneuvers.
An air traffic controller was heard in audio recordings trying to persuade him to land the airplane.

“There is a runway just off to your right side in about a mile,” the controller said, referring to an airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

“Oh man. Those guys will rough me up if I try and land there,” Russell responded, later adding, “This is probably jail time for life, huh?”