Chilling audio has emerged from the man who stole a plane in Seattle on Friday and performed a series of highly dangerous maneuvers before crashing in what authorities have said is an apparent suicide.

The 29-year-old airline worker who stole the plane told air traffic controllers that he was “just a broken guy” and that he just wanted to perform some “maneuvers.”

At one point, the man, who has not been identified, said before performing a dangerous barrel role: “I think I’m going to land it, in a safe kind of manner. I think I’m gonna try to do a barrel and if that goes good, then I’ll just go nose down and call it a night.”


Footage of the stunt shows that he barely managed to avoid crashing from the maneuver as he came within feet of running the plane into the ground.


An unknown amount of time passed before the man either lost control of the plane or decided to crash it: