Welcome to Pro Class Auto Body. We are an owner operated body shop and collision repair center located in Northeast Philadelphia, Pa. Our main focus is making sure our customers receive the very best in collision repair at a competitive price. We realize that if you have just been involved in a traffic accident, it is a very stressful time and we are here to help you get your vehicle back to its original condition as smooth as possible. We offer direct claim service with all insurance providers. We can also help you arrange a rental vehicle if needed. We have the latest equipment in auto body repair and our paint shop is second to none in quality. We offer free written estimates.
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SEATAC, Wash. — A «suicidal» airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing into a small island in the Puget Sound on Friday night, officials said.
Preliminary information suggests the crash occurred because the 29-year-old man was «doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills,» the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said.
Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, said on Twitter the man was suicidal and there was no connection to terrorism.
Video showed the Horizon Air Q400 doing large loops and other dangerous maneuvers as the sunset on the Puget Sound. There were no passengers aboard. Authorities initially said the man was a mechanic but Alaska Airlines later said he was believed to be a ground service agent employed by Horizon. Those employees direct aircraft for takeoff and gate approach and de-ice planes.
Witnesses reported seeing the plane being chased by military aircraft before it crashed on Ketron Island, southwest of Tacoma, Washington. Troyer said F-15 aircraft scrambled out of Portland, Oregon, and were in the air «within a few minutes» and the pilots kept «people on the ground safe.»
The sheriff’s department said they were working to conduct a background investigation on the Pierce County resident, whose name was not immediately released.
The aircraft was stolen about 8 p.m. Alaska Airlines said it was in a «maintenance position» and not scheduled for a passenger flight. Horizon Air is part of Alaska Air Group and flies shorter routes throughout the U.S. West. The Q400 is a turboprop aircraft with 76 seats.
Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said the man «did something foolish and may well have paid with his life.»
The man could be heard on audio recordings telling air traffic controllers that he is «just a broken guy.»