PLANE ESCORTED BACK TO SEATAC WITH F-16 ESCORT? My wife has a friend who’s a volunteer fire jumper with a scanner, who says that a Horizon Air passenger flight enroute to Hawaii was in the air for 30 minutes when it was escorted back to Seattle’s SeaTac airport with a fighter escort. More on this if and when there are some substantial details to post.
A FEW MORE DETAILS: Apparently, it seems the plane was not transmitting on its transponder which may be as simple as a blown fuse, but the fighter jets had to escort it because otherwise it’s invisible on the transponder displays which are so crucial to air traffic safety. It’s sounds like it’s going to land at McChord Air Force Base just outside of Seattle.