Alaska Airlines Flight 261
Accident Information

31 January 2000; Alaska Airlines MD83; near Pt. Mugu, CA: The aircraft was on a flight from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Francisco when it crashed into the Pacific Ocean about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of the LAX airport. Reportedly, the aircraft was diverting to Los Angeles and started a rapid descent from about 17,000 feet. All 83 passengers and five crew members were killed.

Details on Accident Aircraft and on Alaska Airlines Fleet
Other Alaska Airlines fatal events
Alaska Airlines Operator Certificate Information
NTSB Accident Report

Related Information
Other MD80 fatal events
U.S. Government Safety Information

Partial List of Airlines Flying
MD80/MD90 Aircraft in January 2000

United States
Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, Midwest Express, Northwest,
Spirit, TWA, USAirways

Mexico, Caribbean, and South America
Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air ALM, Air Aruba, Air Jamaica,
Allegro Air, Ausral, Aserca, Avianca, BWIA, Dinar Lineas Aereas,
Surinam Airways

Aero Lloyd, Air Liberte, Alitalia, AOM French Airlines,
Austrian Airlines, Avioimpex, Belair Ile-de-France, Crossair, Eurofly,
Finnair, Iberia, Meridiana, Onur Air, SAS, Spanair

Africa, Asia, Middle East
Air Philippines, AMC Aviation, Beiya Airlines, China Eastern,
China Northern, Far Eastern Air Transport,Harlequin Air,
Japan Air System, Korean Air, Nouvelair Tunisie, Pacific Airlines,
Saudi Arabian Airlines, Sun Air, U Land Airlines

Alaska Airlines flight 261 crash -- Revised: 12 November 2015