"Doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills caused crash into Island", the sheriff said on Twitter.
Officials with Alaska Airlines confirmed the plane as a Bombardier Q400 that belongs to Horizon Air.
A Q400 Turboprop, like that stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport.
Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer told the Bellingham Herald that information was preliminary regarding the developing incident.
He also said he didn't want to land at a nearby military base, telling ground crews 'those guys will rough me up if I try and land there'. It said the jets were not involved in the crash.
"Rich" said: "I've got a lot of people that care about me".
The sheriff said earlier that the employee was a airline mechanic, but the airline said he was a ground service agent.
Ketron Island is a privately owned, 221-acre island with a population of 17 people, according to KIRO.
A reader board shows a number of flights delayed at Sea-Tac International Airport.
Fighter pilots from the Air National Guard of Washington and OR flew alongside the plane, according to an emailed statement from Gov. Jay Inslee.
Royal King of Mukilteo was photographing a wedding at Lake Steilacoom when he saw the low-flying plane and two fighter jets trailing it. As of 12:30 a.m., SeaTac tweeted that normal operations had resumed.
As Mr Waldron was preparing to "run and take cover", he says he looked back and "saw a bright, pinpoint area of flame".
In a recording posted to Broadcastify, the pilot can be heard calmly chatting with Air Traffic Control.
Witnesses at the airport, posting on social media, said they were told that someone had stolen an aircraft. "The smoke lingered. You could still hear the F-15s, which were flying low".
The Iran-aligned Houthis regularly fire into Saudi Arabia and have targeted its capital, Riyadh , with ballistic missiles. Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition have killed hundreds of civilians at hospitals, schools and markets.
The club has had to deny the claim that Pogba sent a text message to Woodward demanding he be allowed to leave. An impressive showing at the World Cup under Didier Deschamps raised more debate over his United form too.
Saudi Arabia says it will withdraw all of its students studying in Canada in an intensifying feud between the two countries . Saudi neighbours Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have voiced solidarity with Riyadh, according to media reports .
In his 200 Test matches for his country, he scored 15,921 runs, averaging 53.78 and making 51 centuries in the process. Incessant rain didn't allow any play and washed out the entire day without a ball being bowled at the historic venue.
How does trade impact Josh Gordon and Dez Bryant? The Browns have looked into signing former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. His first two seasons saw him limited to only 19 games as he suffered a broken hand in back-to-back years to start his career.
Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel unleashed on President Donald Trump and his elder son Don Jr . during Monday's opening monologue. Trump Jr. has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he couldn't remember if he told his father about the meeting.
Abdul-Latif Qanou, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in a statement that the marches have become very close to achieving its goals. The coalition said Friday that the Swedish-flagged vessel, Freedom, was almost 60 miles (95 kilometers) off the coast.
The report claims that Chelsea have reached an agreement with the player and the deal will be announced at some point on Tuesday. Thibaut Courtois will not be at Chelsea training today and has been asked to attend a meeting with the club tomorrow.
Trump says tariffs 'working far better' than anticipated
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman had earlier called on Washington to "come to its senses" and settle the dispute. Trump has threatened tariffs on over $500 billion in Chinese goods, covering virtually all USA imports from China.
Backed candidates in Ohio, Kansas locked in tight races
In Michigan, three mainstream Democrats in suburban Detroit were among those vying for a chance at retiring Republican Rep. Democrats hoped to turn the 12th, the last special election ahead of the November 6 midterms, into a referendum on Mr.