|Reminder from:||californiadisasters Yahoo Group|
|Title:||2000 Alaska Air 261 Disaster|
|Date:||Thursday January 30, 2014|
|Time:||4:15 pm - 4:15 pm (GMT-08.00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)|
|Location:||Offshore of Anacapa Island in the Santa Barbara Channel|
|Notes:||On this date in 2000, Alaska Air Flight 261 experienced a catastrophic mechanical failure in the form of a worn jackscrew controlling a horizontal flap in the tail. |
The jet aircraft plummeted nose first into the ocean in sight of other passenger jet aircraft who were watching as they flew past the tragedy.
The MD-83 was carrying a crew of five with 83 passengers and all aboard were killed.
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