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Audio and video from the fatal flight of a stolen Horizon Air passenger plane are providing a fuller picture of the incident Friday evening in the skies south of Seattle.

Our partners at KING 5 News combined video from multiple witnesses on the ground with audio of the Horizon Air ground service agent, identified as Richard Russell, 29, as he took off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and piloted the 76-passenger Bombardier Q400 turboprop plane through a series of daredevil maneuvers before crashing on an island in Puget Sound.

At one point, the air traffic controller asks Russell if he’s comfortable flying.

“Oh hell yeah, it’s a blast man. I played video games before so … I know what I’m doing a little bit,” he answered.

Air traffic controller: “And you can see all the terrain around you? You’ve got no issue with visibility or anything?”

Russell: “Nah, Everything’s peachy. … Just did a little circle around Rainier, it’s beautiful. I think I got some gas to go check out the Olympics.”

He added later, “I got a lot of people that care about me and it’s going to disappoint them to hear that I did this, I would like to apologize to each and every one of them. Just a broken guy. Got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it till now.”

Here’s a statement from Russell’s family, read by a friend.

The FBI’s Seattle field office issued this statement Sunday.

The plane crashed on sparsely inhabited Kitron Island, southwest of Seattle. Russell is presumed dead. No one else was injured.

The incident highlights a vulnerability in airport security.

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