A new video footage came into light after 3 years of plane crash incident. Dive into the details about this story
What was the richard russell plane crash story all about
Alaska Airlines flight 261 took off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on the morning of August 10, 2018. On board was 29-year-old Richard Russell, a baggage handler for Horizon Air who is also flying the plane for unknown reason. Russell had no piloting experience, but he managed to steal a Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 and took it for a joyride.
He flew the plane for over an hour before crashing into a remote Ketron Island in Puget. Russell was died in the crash. Later on FBI cleared the investigation because of lack of evidence & theory.
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What is the footage all about
The new video footage was captured by a surveillance camera at the airport. It shows Russell getting into the plane and taxiing it to the runway. The footage also captures the final moments before the crash, as Russell can be seen flying low over the water.
Why it is released now
The video was released by the FBI on Tuesday, in response to a public records request. It is not clear why the footage was not released sooner.
What people are saying
The release of the video has sparked new interest in the case, with some people questioning why it took so long for the footage to be made public.
“It’s crazy that it took this long for the video to come out,” one person wrote on Twitter. “Why did the FBI wait three years to release this?“
Another person said: “This is crazy. Why did it take the FBI three years to release this footage?”
“I’m not sure why the FBI waited so long to release this video, but I’m glad they did,” wrote another Twitter user. “It’s important to have all the information when trying to understand what happened.”
His last words were for his family & loved ones, According to KOIN report Richard Russell said: “I got a lot of people that care about me. It’s going to disappoint them to hear I did this.”
The incident has left many people wondering how a person can commit such an act. While the investigation is in slumber, while it’s important to remember that we all get disturb during difficult times but no one should be judged for something they cannot help. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, please don’t hesitate to seek help.
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