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Do you remember the guy who stole the plane from Seattle/Tacoma International airport? This is the story...

After 29-year-old airline employee Richard B. Russell stole a plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night and crashed it into Ketron Island in Puget Sound, questions remain about why and how he undertook the ultimately fatal flight. Russell, who was a ground service employee for Horizon Air and did not have a pilot’s license, took the twin-engine turboprop plane from a maintenance area where it was parked at the airport. He then flew around the area for about an hour, speaking at times with air traffic controllers and apologizing to loved ones for what he was about to do. Russell, the sole occupant during the flight, did not survive.

Audio released of Russell’s conversation with an air traffic controller suggests that he was struggling with mental health issues, but his motive for stealing the plane remains unclear. At one point during the exchange, Russell said he knew how to “put the landing gear down” but that “I really wasn’t planning on landing it.” Russel also told the controller that he was “just a broken man.

And we will examine the audio in great detail. This also leads us to another story called Snapping:

describe snapping as: "an experience that is unmistakably traumatic ... Sudden change comes in a moment of intense experience that is not so much a peak as a precipice, an unforeseen break in the continuity of awareness that may leave them detached, withdrawn, disoriented - and utterly confused.

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