Monday, January 30, 2017

[californiadisasters] 2000 Alaska Air 261 Disaster, Tuesday, 31 January 2017

"2000 Alaska Air 261 Disaster" reminder
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
12:15 AM to 12:15 AM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Offshore of Anacapa Island in the Santa Barbara Channel
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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