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Alaska Airlines Flight 261

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The Fatal Crash Of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 | Air Crash Investigation | National Geographic UK

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Alaska Airlines Flight 261 ATC Recording

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Alaska Airlines Flight 261 - Crash Animation 2

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Alaska Airlines Flight 261 - Crash Animation

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Loss of Control and Impact with Pacific Ocean, Alaska Airlines Flight 261 - Flight Path

Alaska Airlines Flight 261 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington, United States, with an intermediate stop at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California. On January 31, 2000, the aircraft operating the route, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83, crashed into the Pacific Ocean about 2.7 miles (4.3 km) north of Anacapa Island, California, after suffering a catastrophic loss of pitch control. The accident killed everyone on board: two pilots, three cabin crew members, and 83 passengers.
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