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Seattle Q-400

Postby 3WE » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:58 am

Just ass uming the general public will want and regulators will have some more procedures.

Will also be interesting to see if the dude was an actual Q-400 pilot or how he knew to start the thing.

Also, from my limited understanding- could he easily get ATC clearance? ATC would expect a flight plan from an airliner, I’d think and could any old joe call in a flight plan for an airliner. I ass ume he may have politely taxied and taken off with no clearances.
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Re: Seattle Q-400

Postby monchavo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:53 am

He appears to have been a maintenance technician from what I have read.
I listenend to the entire ATC radio (that has been captured) and it is very, very sad.
Poor chap. There's also quite a bit of video capturing the rolls he did and flying around the area.

Audio:

https://mobile.twitter.com/jwsthomson/s ... 08929?s=21


Roll:

https://twitter.com/cameronthomsen/stat ... 68448?s=12

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Re: Seattle Q-400

Postby 3WE » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:17 pm

I’m still curious how the ATC stuff unfolded. I guess regardless of when he called them, there’s no way to stop him short of fighter jets. To dangerous and not enough time to block him with a snow plow.
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Re: Seattle Q-400

Postby monchavo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:30 pm

I’m still curious how the ATC stuff unfolded. I guess regardless of when he called them, there’s no way to stop him short of fighter jets. To dangerous and not enough time to block him with a snow plow.
The Guardian report describes him stealing the aircraft after beginning a "start up" procedure and "barging" onto the runway.

The excerpts appear to show that he was sad, a little reflective... exhilarated by what he had achieved, He made some references to going to jail and at one point expressed a fear that a nearby airport had "anti-aircraft" by which I assume he meant anti-aircraft guns. He made reference to having flown planes in "video games". There are the obvious references to GTA in various comment threads I have read.

Thinking forward I wonder what sort of ramifications this might have for the future. New procedures to deal with stolen aircraft?
This individual appears to have been a "responsible" suicider, in that he didn't wish to cause impact to other people.

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Re: Seattle Q-400

Postby monchavo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:49 pm

The reddit detectives appear to have found his Wordpress site: https://richardrussellsite.wordpress.com/

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Re: Seattle Q-400

Postby 3WE » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:22 pm

Maybe the cockpit door is locked when unattended and “we” require two people present when it isn’t.

BUT how do you keep one person from grabbing some keys?

/liberal and unwanted outsider advice.
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