An airline employee in the US stole a plane from one of country's busiest airports - before crashing onto a small island.
Two military F15 fighters were scrambled to intercept it near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
After it crashed, police were quick to rule out extremism.
The local sheriff is Paul Pastor: "I understand the person may have been doing some air stunts and whatever.
"I know that some aircraft were scrambled from the Airforce Base - there was no indication that this person who was flying the plane was trying to damage anything or attack anything".
Some dude stole a plane from #Seatac (Allegedly), did a loop-the-loop, ALMOST crashed into #ChambersBay, then crossed in front of our party, chased by fighter jets and subsequently crashed. Weird times. pic.twitter.com/Ra4LcIhwfU
— bmbdgty (@drbmbdgty) August 11, 2018
Authorities believe the man may have been suicidal.
Horizon Air - which is owned by Alaska Airlines - says no one else was on board.
Its chief operating officer Constance von Muehlen confirmed the "unauthorised take-off" at around 8.00pm local time.
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