BREAKING: Fighter jets SCRAMBLED in Seattle as plane STOLEN from airport – reports | World | News
Alaska Airlines have confirmed an incident with one of their aircraft.
In a statement on Twitter the airline said: “We are aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400.
“We believe there are no passengers on board.”
The Q400 plane can carry up to 90 passengers when full, but was believed to be empty at the time of the incident.
Military jets were seen following a commercial airliner in the area.
Unconfirmed video footage and photographs appear to show a plane flying low followed by F15s, and a short time later, plumes of smoke.
Local media reports suggest the plane crashed in the Ketron Island area.
Seattle Tacoma or SeaTac is the ninth busiest airport in the US.
More to follow…