The legacy of SkyKing!*Video*

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Twitter, facebook, instagram are going nuts with the hashtag #Skyking after an airport employee stole a twin engine aircraft and took it for a flight. The man who described himself as, “Just a broken guy with a few screws loose” pushed the aircraft’s envelope flying low and performing various aerobatic maneuvers over Washington state. However, the plane crashed in the end on Ketron Island in the Puget sound. He is presumed dead at the moment.

According to Fox news In a written statement to the media on Saturday, Russell’s family described him as a faithful husband, loving son and a good friend who didn’t mean to harm anyone.

“This is a complete shock to us,” the statement read. “We are devastated by these events and Jesus is truly the only one holding this family together right now.”

Others gave their statements as well, “Absolutely the kind of kid you want on your team,” Howell told the Anchorage Daily News. “The kid I know wouldn’t do that.”


As you can imagine with that amount of fire and smoke it is highly unlikely Richard survived the impact.

RIP #SkyKing.

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