Alaska Airlines has just released the following statement:
“We are aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400. We believe there are no passengers on board. More information as we learn more.”
Please be assured that AFA is aware of the incident and has mobilized our critical incident response.
A few important points:
- Please refrain from calling/texting management or AFA with questions unless it is urgent. Phone lines are maxed right now.
- Do not to discuss this issue with the media.
- Enact your personal notification protocol and inform friends and family that you are safe.
- AFA is currently mobilizing EAP resources.
This incident occurred in Seattle. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Terry Taylor, Mario de’Medici, Melissa Osborne, Tim Green and Brice McGee