A MECHANIC stole a plane from Seattle airport and joked with air traffic controllers before crashing into an island. The married airport employee, 29, "hijacked" the Alaska Airlines plane before performing stunts in the sky as he was tailed by fighter jets today. Harrowing audio revealed the pilot joking with the controllers who begged him to land the 76-seater plane before it nosedived and burst into a fireball 25 miles away. At one point, he said: "Hey do you think if I land this successfully Alaska will give me a job as a pilot?"
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