Bluemeatball From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3536 times:
CBS News broke in at 8:12PM EST to say it was flt 261 not 264 as originally reported; a B 737 form Puerta Vallata to SFO crashing 27 miles NW of LAX producing an oil slick and debris but no survivors or bodies as yet.
Details are still sketchy.
Ramey From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3538 times:
Foxnews.com is reporting it as a 737 upside down about 27 miles north of lax. The AS website does have it as an MD-80. The flight was # 261. This is a most tragic way to begin a new year and century. God bless them .....
Aircanada From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3505 times:
I was just watching CNN (they have their 'Breaking News' program on) and the FAA confirmed that it was an MD-80. I don't know why everyone thought it was a B737. I will keep watching CNN and post anything new.
Jkelley480 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3504 times:
A few weeks ago an Alaska MD-80 had to return to Seatac after blowing out an engine. I don't know what happened exactly, but the pilot said that he just shut the engine down and turned around. Witnesses on the ground said they saw sparks shooting out of the engines after hearing a loud bang.
Charles802 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3502 times:
I have been an AS passenger for 25 years, and intend to for another 25. Its really horrible that this happened. Imagine...all those vacationers on board.
I may have known people on the plane...I am anxiously awaiting more news.
I am really still in shock...perhaps I'll have more to say later...
Pmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3492 times:
I cannot confirm the aircraft, the only source stating it is an MD-80 is CNN, when the story broke ABC announced it was a 747, the BBC, ABCnews.com says it was a 737, MSNBC says it was a 737, what does Sabre say?
: All of our channels are telling us that it is an MD-80, however there are no pictures of the actual aircraft in the water. The craft went down off by
: 70 people on board bodies recovered no survivors. Alaska airlines has confirmed it to be a MD-80 Crew reported emercency landing a LAX the radar read
: When I looked at our res computer at CO, it showed flt 261 operated as a MD80.
28 Tom in NO
: For info only: Alaska has 36 MD-80 series aircraft (split between the -82 and -83). Of these 36, 4 were a product of their buyout of Jet America back
: MSNBC has confirmed that it was an MD-83 that went down at Pt. Mugu CA. It was NOT a 737!!!!