Alaska Airlines Chief Executive Officer Brad Tilden participated in a press conference on the Horizon Q400 plane crash, after an unauthorised take-off in Seattle on Saturday. Tilden said that both Alaska and Horizon were 'deeply saddened' by the 'loss of life for the individual involved.' Tilden also informed that both companies were 'working closely' with several agencies, among which the... Еще Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), who have taken over the case. «Safety is our number one goal. There is nothing more important to us. Last night's event is going to push us to learn what we can from this tragedy, so we can ensure this doesn't happen again at Alaska Air Group, or at any other airline,» said Tilden. Following the «unauthorised take-off» of the plane, the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) launched fighter jets to intercept it. Flights out of the Sea-Tac airport were temporarily grounded during the incident. According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, the individual who stole the aircraft was a 29-year-old ground service agent who was «doing stunts in [the] air or [a] lack of flying skills.» The sheriff's department described the man as «suicidal» and said that there was no connection to terrorism.