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Alaska 737 [Corrected: MD-83] Down  
User currently offlineTrey From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 250 posts, RR: 5
Posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4603 times:

check the news.
jtmpd 737 alaska airlines crashed off coast of calif.
on it way from mexico.
check web and news for update.

43 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

It's true, unfortunately. MSNBC has details pending. Dear god! This is most distressing on top of the African Airbus A310....

Neil Harrison
Remember: Keep the Plane Level!


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

Damn...another one....not a good way to start the year. Let's start the prayers again.
BTW, isn't this the first crash for AS?
If anyone gets the reg #, please post it.


User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3650 times:

MSNBC reports that the jet has crashed upside-down.

Something major must have happened, because those Alaskan pilots are very highly trained (to standards above most other airlines). They go in and out of the most hostile terrain known to man.

I doubt there's any survivors.

Neil Harrison
Remember: Keep the Plane Level!


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

Yes, indeed a 737 has gone down.

27 miles northwest of LAX.

Coming from Puerta Vallarta, mexico

A big oil slick in the water is all that remains....





Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

It's an MD-80 or 737. Off the coast of Santa Barbara, there is a trail of oil where it could of possibly went down.

User currently offlineJkelley480 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Could possibly be an MD-80. Alaska usually flies those to Mexico.

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3639 times:

it is Flight 261


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

They are showing debris on MSNBC. I was just told that CNN confirmed it as an MD-80 that went down.

User currently offlineAvratdwc From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

The news has just said that the plane was an MD-80 and they say it may have had mechanical probs.

User currently offlineKdbay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

the trip shows AS 261 as an md 80+ from LAX to SFO, and that it hasn't yet taken off... this is as of 8:09 eastern

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3619 times:

I hope the cause is not what I think it is, the RUDDER? If it is, this is going to be a MASSIVE BLOW to BOEING!!!!! Everyone is going to run to Airbus for the A320.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

It was an MD-80 look at flightracke.com I coreccting KCAL 9 just know.
Iain


User currently offlineBluemeatball From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3620 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.
Regards,
Mark


User currently offlineRamey From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3622 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 .....

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

The MD-80 had mechinal problems, and asked to land in LAX. The trip.com said it was arriving at 5:29pm pst.

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

The MD-80 asked to land at LAX. It was having mechanical problems. The trip.com said it was arriving at SFO at 5:29pst.

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 17, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

I cannot access Alaska's web site. I also tried Horizon air, because it has a shortcut to AS. Both were "timed out". Anyone else having this problem?

User currently offlineFlying_727 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

Just heard on WGN the FAA confirmed the crash happened at 3:45 Pacific Standerd Time on its way from i believe Porta Viogra Mexico to SFO

thanks
flying_727


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

I got on but it is so busy with trafiic!
Iain


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 20, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3581 times:

Thanks for the heads up.
Take care
Matt


User currently offlineAircanada From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3589 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.

User currently offlineJkelley480 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3588 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.

User currently offlineCharles802 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3586 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...


User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3576 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?

Peter


25 FLY777UAL : 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
26 Flying_727 : 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
27 CALPilot : 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
29 TEDSKI : MSNBC has confirmed that it was an MD-83 that went down at Pt. Mugu CA. It was NOT a 737!!!!
30 Post contains links and images Flying_727 : Click for large versionPhoto © Vince J. LaMonica
31 Pandora : very sad start indeed. my sympathy goes to the family who lost their relatives.
32 FLY777UAL : I was just thinking about this-- I remember a few months back that AS was under a lot of scrutiny for their maintainence procedures/log keeping (??) f
33 WiL SW737 : I saw the plane (N963AS) at SFO in late December when I was going on a flight. Was this the same plane that went down? I feel so so sorry for the rela
34 AKelley728 : Yes, there was/is a FAA probe into Alaska's record keeping. Referring to the probe, John Kelly, chairman and CEO of Alaska Airlines said today on CBS-
35 Adrian2712 : The news said thsat the plane had just been checked last Sunday. I was wondering: wasn't the TWA800 also checked the day before it crashed near Long I
36 Hyundai Scoupe : IT'S VERY SAD WHEN ANY AIRCRAFT CRASH KILLING PERSONS WICH PAY THEIR DREAMED VACATION, OR FOR VISITING RELATIVES. I DON'T KNOW WHY THIS THINGS HAPPENE
37 AKelley728 : They found the voice recorder. It looks like the plane went inverted before it crashed! I'm sure the g-forces experienced by the poor souls inside the
38 Flyawa : ABC World News Tonight yesterday (2FEB) showed an enhanced amateur photo taken on the beach at the moment of the incident. A shadowy figure appears to
39 Bruce : Haven't seen it...but it would be very interesting. I wonder if anyone has ever photographed a crashing (or about to crash) jetliner.
40 Flyawa : The same photo was shown tonight on ABC World News, this time enlarged, but very grainy from the distance. I've seen a couple over the years--AeroMex
41 CPDC10-30 : I have seen a picture of a BOAC (pre British Airways) 707 with just stubs of its wings left, in a spin, after being torn off in clear air turbulence n
42 WannaBpilot : In "Air Disasters" there are a couple of horrifying pictures of AA 191 from '79 in Chicago. An amateur took the photos from ORD parking lot. The first
43 Post contains links CPDC10-30 : As promised, the picture of the BOAC 707: http://planecrashinfo.com/w660305.htm Rather frightening. The wings look to be almost shorn off after the a/
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