Flying Inverted - Alaska Airlines Flight 261

26 Th02, 2018
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Alaska Airlines Flight 261 was a scheduled international passenger flight on January 31, 2000, from Lic. 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.

  • The owners of the airline should have been punished more harshly.

    Daenerys TargaryenDaenerys Targaryen7 giờ trước
  • Denzel did it again....

    Will I amWill I am12 giờ trước
  • Well that put a damper on my whole day...

    Kelly BourgeoisKelly Bourgeois15 giờ trước
  • All that to save a buck 😡🤬

    Doug LawrDoug LawrNgày trước
  • how did the people die? from impact or drowning?

    tyler williamtyler williamNgày trước
  • This is what happens when you hire union workers.

    TheRoamer78TheRoamer782 ngày trước
    • Every major airline in America is unionized you half wit lifelong moron

      Trev MacTrev Mac19 giờ trước
  • these look similar to the movie flight

    Jishmael CaparidaJishmael Caparida2 ngày trước
  • The movie "Flight" was based around this incident.

    AcecraftableAcecraftable3 ngày trước
    • I always thought it happened like in the movie with survivors. Heartbreaking to hear that it wasn't the case

      KingAGBozzKingAGBozz5 giờ trước
    • True

      Daenerys TargaryenDaenerys Targaryen7 giờ trước

      smith449smith4492 ngày trước
  • It seems like there needs to be more redundancy in flight controls. There needs to be something the pilots can do when a system fails. And if redundancy is too impractical then the mechanism needs to be exceptionally reliable.

    daftrhetoricdaftrhetoric3 ngày trước
  • I can’t help but wonder if the movie flight was based slightly on these events as the similar corkscrew problem and having the plane fly inverted , if only they were able to land the plane as they did in the movie with minimal loss of life Such a tragedy, I hope the the ppl that were responsible did jail time for causing such a horrific loss of life

    Matthew StewartMatthew Stewart3 ngày trước

      smith449smith4492 ngày trước
    • The plane crash scene in the movie "Flight" was loosely based on Alaska Airlines Flight 261. The CEO and executives were cutting corners. No one went to jail or prison for this. Alaska Airlines got away with killing 88 people. The jackscrew was not grease and not replace.

      smith449smith4492 ngày trước
  • The sooner we can get more robots doing the jobs of careless mechanics, the better. Robots at fast food restaurants make sure you’ll always get all of your fries you paid for perfectly every time. I feel sorry for these pilots. They were doomed because of the business’s cutting corners. Remind me to always pay attention to a company’s reputation.

    Judge DreddJudge Dredd4 ngày trước
  • the only thing that REALLY matters for the airline companies ( most all companies for that matter ) is their bottom line GREED murders so many people ; bottom line is more important to these companies than human lives : (

    tejastejas5 ngày trước
  • I'm glad I wasn't the last guy to work on it. Guys go to jail all the time for stuff like that

    Chris WardChris Ward5 ngày trước
  • That was an amazing video and recreation. I wasn’t aware of this flight so I wasn’t sure how it concluded and I was holding my breath hoping that they would make it. It’s very said, very tragic.

    Roscoe Van DammeRoscoe Van Damme5 ngày trước

      smith449smith4492 ngày trước
  • This is absolutely Unacceptable...ONE LIFE LOST IS TOO MANY....All from an airline cutting costs?!? How are they still in business? They should be shut down IMMEDIATELY

    TommyTommy6 ngày trước
  • Who also flat out knew it'd be a maintenance issue? So many simple screw-ups have killed thousands -- millions? -- of air travelers.

    newland50newland506 ngày trước
  • Flight simulator . Big cargo planes can fly upside down fake news not structured to do that plus fuel and oil dont work . Fighter jets can .

    David JohansenDavid Johansen6 ngày trước
  • Every plane Needs mandatory parachutes. Reusable one's. People shouldn't die because lack of maintenance checks

    jamal Blackjamal Black7 ngày trước
  • The shaky makeup ironically jog because eyelash unquestionably part about a nosy tyvek. pastoral, offbeat starter

    For VeloxFor Velox7 ngày trước
  • The determined gear etiologically heap because breakfast firstly race despite a tawdry parent. sick, glamorous sea

    Chouinard RobertChouinard Robert7 ngày trước
  • PAX should be fine since this video was created using FSX or a similar flt simulator - notice the external video shots - taken by another aircraft?? Who showed up for this to photograph the aircraft inflight? Note the flt instruments (attitude indicator ) didn t see any inverted flt?

    JP KellyJP Kelly7 ngày trước
  • An entire family on that flight went to my sister-in-law's church. She reported that the entire congregation was stunned and silenced by the loss of this family and the flight. You are naive if you think this can happen only on this airline. In the US, major airlines factor deaths into their cost/benefit analyses, but often conclude that maintenance is only important to a point because past that point it gets more expensive than paying some lawsuits when people are killed. And there's no reason for the airlines to change this way of operating, as long as you and I keep flying regardless.

    Paul ShaferPaul Shafer8 ngày trước
  • The utopian argument positionally rock because marimba neurochemically tie on a awesome russia. mushy, handy existence

    Chuck FoxChuck Fox8 ngày trước
  • Money over lives.. hmmmm 🤔 corporate bs to save time n money

    MR.Sinister 1MR.Sinister 18 ngày trước
  • Too bad those aviation's models aren't manufactured in the uñited states,Screw the phillipines.,.

    Anthony EnosAnthony Enos9 ngày trước
  • The level of incompetence and negligence from maintenence and Alaska airlines...and level of bravery from the pilots and modern day America in a nut shell.

    backrack01backrack019 ngày trước

    Florida Freedom FighterFlorida Freedom Fighter10 ngày trước
  • ‘We’re gonna roll it’. -Flight

    SonnyGTASonnyGTA11 ngày trước
  • I feel bad for all of the parents who had their kids on that plane. No, I am not a mother yet, but I can’t image nose-diving into the ocean, seeing your child so scared, and in pain because of their ears practically ripping... people screaming from all over, knowing this is the last moment with your beloved baby... the only thing I would we doing in that scenario is hugging the child to death. Rest In Peace everybody on the plane.

    Elli BeanElli Bean11 ngày trước
  • Gee, thanks a lot maintenance!

    BillythekidBillythekid11 ngày trước
  • Imagine how the passengers must of been feeling 😔

    Molly JacksonMolly Jackson11 ngày trước
  • Having seen the movie “Flight”, starring Denzel Washington I was soooo rooting for this plane to be able to make it but unfortunately it didn’t. May every soul on that plane Rest In Peace 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

    Rafael CastellonRafael Castellon11 ngày trước
  • I flew on a bunch of these planes in the 90s with Alaska exclusively up a down the west coast. I have no doubt I probably traveled on this plane at one time or another. Sobering.

    NIBOT KRAMNIBOT KRAM12 ngày trước
  • Adding to the sadness, abandoning the video after only three minutes and five ads

    b martinb martin13 ngày trước
  • If you want to see the movie it’s “Flight” to invert a plane is impossible to do

    KDKtvKDKtv14 ngày trước
    • It's actually not impossible, many planes can fly inverted, as for large commerical airliners, they can also fly inverted if you really know what you're doing, however they can't sustain inverted flight for long.

      Max BrinckmanMax Brinckman11 ngày trước
  • Was the movie "FLight" inspired by this incident ?

    Michael TaylorMichael Taylor14 ngày trước

      smith449smith44912 ngày trước
    • Yes

      smith449smith44912 ngày trước
  • “A big huge plunge, thank you”

    Matthew ErspamerMatthew Erspamer15 ngày trước
    • And saying "very good" over and over again. The ATC should have said "roger".

      smith449smith44912 ngày trước
  • OMG those poor ppl!

    Northern MistNorthern Mist15 ngày trước
  • Hardly an up lifting story. Very unfortunate for everyone who still feels this loss and tragedy to today.

    Nelson TuckerNelson Tucker15 ngày trước
  • The pilots did everything they could. What it must have felt like to be a passenger..

    Sally DavisSally Davis17 ngày trước
  • Clearly the plane didn’t like being called a bitch.

    QuaxkyQuaxky18 ngày trước
  • Airlines cutting maintenance corners ... nothing new folks! Peoples lives are not as important as cutting costs!!!

    Wasabi GingerWasabi Ginger20 ngày trước
  • Yeah once the plane was inverted, such a heavy plane. They only did what they could. They would’ve had to land the plane immediately after takeoff, even the first warning sign was probably too late to survive that one.

    Troy RossiTroy Rossi21 ngày trước
  • The airlines are always crucified, and they should take the brunt of it, but the individual maintenance people that fudge the books out of laziness never get thrown in jail. It is multiple counts of manslaughter. Until the individual "little guys" start also being held accountable, corner cutting will continue in many industries. Alaska Airlines did change the maintenance schedule, but they weren't the ones pretending to do the work and not put lubricant on the part.

    REB4REB421 ngày trước
  • Knew the outcome I remember this in the news. My first thoughts were holy shit it happened again? I thought this was a different flight but it is the one I remember. Sadly.

    William ThemannWilliam Themann21 ngày trước
  • eh i reckon a good coarse trim would sort that out

    Sophie CollingridgeSophie Collingridge21 ngày trước
  • You can hear the incredible physical strain and exertion in their voices.

    Scott RyderScott Ryder26 ngày trước
  • the conversations from dispatched seemed to not give a fuck maintence was like see ya at the fucking gate like he knew they were gonna go to heaven smh but i will say this in maintence people can get "lazy" theres a lot of fucking parts to things they might have thought the screw was gonna hold just fine if they hadn't changed it out if these pilots had had more time or known a bit more they could have maybe landed in the water with a bit more control and at least maybe some might of survived :/ really sad and of course scary lol if i ever get on a plane my bag will be a parachute and a fucking mini survival kit with million calorie bars i'm jumping idgaf id rather take my chances out the plane.

    Rayo BeatsRayo Beats26 ngày trước
  • Flight 2012 movie in a nutshell

    Rawung AelRawung Ael26 ngày trước
  • Aw..I thought those guys were gonna do a Denzel Washington and save the Day. Shit! Whata bummer..

    radar0412radar041227 ngày trước
  • I just learned of this. I flew on Alaska airlines at that time having taken a job teaching above the Artic Circle. I took a few flights around that time.

    Chris PalmerChris Palmer27 ngày trước
  • Search “Alaskan flight 261 audio” My comment is not to criticize. But I just wanted to comment on the professional calmness of the people on the radio transactions. To me it sounds heartless. But I rationalize that this is part of their job training and their absolute requirement to stay calm, robot like. I don’t expect any of the individuals on radio contact when home that night with an easy mind. And this video made it sound like they didn’t care. Listen to the audio only and form your own decision. Just my 2 cents.

    dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • It appears that the movie Flight (2012) was made based on this flight.

    Mason ZeinaliMason Zeinali27 ngày trước

      smith449smith44927 ngày trước
    • Mason Zeinali Yes it was. Very interesting to see the info on the real flight after watching the movie. Listen to the audio only for the flight (different video). I feel this video made communication sound heartless. I heard it as professionals that were trained well enough to never let emotions show through in an emergency. It would only make the situation worse.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • When you took TENET too seriously

    SUDARSH S 8- CSUDARSH S 8- C29 ngày trước
  • That’s an impossible maneuver for that type of plane, that can only see in a movie.

    Jose CastroJose Castro29 ngày trước
    • Jose Castro Yes, “Flight” was Holllywood. I imagine Zemeckis took the part where the pilots were realizing they were actually controllably flying inverted, and made a movie. I’ve not found anything that suggests the real pilots meant to invert, and there would be no way for them to go180 again.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • This was a real kick in the guts to all employees.....everybody knew Ted, my son was his co-pilot the month before. The flight is seared into the memories of all working that day as they listened to it all unfold over the radios. All the MD-80's are long gone now so this won't happen again at Alaska.

    VulcancruiserVulcancruiserTháng trước
    • Vulcancruiser I’m very sorry. This video is heartless. It leaves out a lot of audio. And suggests audio, that at least as far as I can find, isn’t available. I listened to the audio. It is very robotic, and may seem heartless. But there is no room for emotion in this kind of work. It would only put added stress that could cause a pilot that may pull through, to not be able to perform his/her job. I don’t think anyone that was apart of those communications went home that night without feeling the worst of heavy. They just did their jobs.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • At least We're flying are we??? What a guy..!!

    Yoga khisma iswaraYoga khisma iswaraTháng trước
  • out of all the videos, this is the hardest one to watch.

    mobucks555mobucks555Tháng trước
  • RIP

    Bob GBob GTháng trước
  • prayers to the families

    Roy HsiehRoy HsiehTháng trước
  • Their big mistake was to mess with an obviously broken stabilizer. The risk of it getting stuck in a much worse position was enormous. 5 kg of force is doable but not an order of magnitude more..

    Franciscus de GrootFranciscus de GrootTháng trước
  • Dam good pilots for sure. May all R I P thanks for sharing.

    Me MeMe MeTháng trước
  • I know its click bait but im here now might aswell watch it.

  • Oh shit..the way it was going i thought they were gonna be alright. Then boom "they crashed into the sea and 88 people died" I wasn't ready for that!

    TigerTigerTháng trước
  • No more Alaskan airlines for us. Thanks! And great of Seatac airport dispatch to put the schedule before the lives of the people?!!! Alaskan has Seatac as their home base. Thats appalling.

    hybrid greenhybrid greenTháng trước
  • 2021 and it still can happen again with no alternative escapes to save lifes. Maybe we will be in better form here 100 years.

    SupernovaSupernovaTháng trước
  • Was Denzel Washington the pilot? This is JUST like that movie. I wont spoil the ending.

    eric beauchamperic beauchampTháng trước
    • eric beauchamp This is nothing like the movie other than the pilots being able to control the plane inverted. And the real captains may have been holding onto one last ounce of hope. Nothing else about the movie represents the actual “Fligjt”.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • Idk why there’s no cctv in the airplane cant imagine the tragedy

    Red isSusRed isSusTháng trước
  • Let me guess, that mechanic continued to be employed. How about naming the man responsible for nearly a hundred deaths? wouldn't something like that have grease ports? Looks like a pretty basic system. Prett big fucking oops.

    schlooonginatorschlooonginatorTháng trước
  • It's sad maybe if they ditched the plane right way up perhaps people would have survived

    Rahim kRahim kTháng trước
  • As a flight attendsnt now in my 9th year, i pride myself in the safety of passengers, my felliow crew members and the aircraft. I feel blessed that i never experienced anything scary in 9 years. Very heartwrenching for everyone on board. I just can't imagine how scary it would be to end up inverted. This brought me to tears, Captain Thompson and F/O Tansky you are both heroes in my book. RIP. Everyone stay safe, hold your love ones a littie bit tighter tonight, we never know when our time is up. God bless!

    Mia P.Mia P.Tháng trước
  • Alasks 261-The flight out of control

    Dave CastanedaDave CastanedaTháng trước
  • “ I was inverted”

    YGC JinxxYGC JinxxTháng trước
  • 9:48 “we’ll see you at the gate” maaaan

    Lil ManeLil ManeTháng trước
    • @dawgrit Brabel lol of course we all noticed it, half the entire dialogue doesn’t have audio. What’s your point

      Lil ManeLil Mane27 ngày trước
    • Lil Mane Did you notice there was actually no audio on that comment? Why does this video only provide audio for some of their quotations? Try to find that quote in audio. You won’t.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • That dispatched who thought the flow was more improtant than those lives deserves to be sent to prison

    Lil ManeLil ManeTháng trước
  • The part where maintenance says we will see you at the gate, knowing they didnt make it. Just breaks my heart. 💔🥺

    Kelsey RallisonKelsey RallisonTháng trước
    • Kelsey Rallison There is no available audio of that. This video gives a lot of quotes without audio. Not to say the airline didn’t disappear it. But why didn’t this video give full audio?

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • imagine how it feels to the people that paid for their tickets to get from san francisco to seattle.. now stranded in san francisco because they no longer have a plane picking them up. i would be furious and i hope alaska airlines made it right to those people.

    boobamboobamTháng trước
    • @dawgrit Brabel that’s not funny. a tragedy like that would not be alaska’s fault.

      boobamboobam25 ngày trước
    • boobam I know right?! And imagine if they couldn’t catch an alternative connecting flight because an airplane crashed on top of the airport where they were waiting.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • Crashed miles by the beach where my mom grew up in Port Hueneme, she said parts of people washed up on the beach.

    Jake's AwkwardJake's AwkwardTháng trước
  • This is when I would've yelled to a flight attendant to find the strongest passengers available to help pull on the yoke. I don't know if that would've helped or not. Just my imagination, I guess.

    Manoj PhilipManoj PhilipTháng trước
    • Manoj Philip Would have broke the screw sooner.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • My late father was an aviation pioneer - became the youngest licensed pilot in the country training on the Curtis “Jenny,” after his barnstorming days, he flew the mail, OX-5 charter member, and was a commercial pilot thereafter, flying for the regionals, then DC-3/C-47 for MATS during WW II, DC-4, DC-7, then Vickers Viscount turboprop for UAL until his retirement. His oft-repeated statement was, “If you knew how the airlines maintained aircraft, you’d never set foot in one.”

    V VendettaV VendettaTháng trước
  • This is so sad 😞 the fear they must have felt. Hate knowing that this is probably the last thing they experienced before they passed.

    stefstefTháng trước
  • A family of 6 was killed in this accident, the Clemetson family. I couldn't imagine what went through the parents mind with all four of there kids on board ages 8,7,6 and 6 months old. The parents (children's grandparents) of the deceased father lost everything, he was an only child.

    Edward HoustonEdward HoustonTháng trước
  • They fought like lions and died with honor.

    Mr.XMr.XTháng trước
  • Hats off to the pilots for pulling off sustained inverted flight

    VicVicTháng trước
  • No ones talking about the design of the horizontal stab? It is a poor design if a single point failure causes a safety risk to the aircraft. It should have been designed as fail-safe meaning that if the jackscrew failed, the horizontal stab should be in a normal position or a position where the aircraft still has control. I believe even many new aircraft are designed this way. The 737 Max crashes were due to the stabilizer pitching nose down just like this...So as you can see, these pilots tried their best, the difference is that in the max crashes it was a christmas lights showcase with warning sounds and stick shaker going crazy in the cockpit...pilots did not have time to even think about what is going wrong....just that they could not control the plane. RIP

    CruiserTech GTCruiserTech GTTháng trước
  • They banned service animals on their flights.I hope they go out of bussiness and all that profitted off of the deaths get justice.

    Ally WilkeAlly WilkeTháng trước
  • Same Alaska Airlines are Maskholes.

    Ally WilkeAlly WilkeTháng trước
  • who the hell can pay attention to whats going on with all the adds popping up constantly.

    Andy CarterAndy CarterTháng trước
  • 20 years ago of the tragedy One screw make us losing such brave pilots and poor passengers :( Maintenance people deserve to die for not doing their job right

    Slimane Hadj BrahimSlimane Hadj BrahimTháng trước
  • Most of the time airlines wont take the blame and report will indicate pilots fault and they know very well it's about $$$$

    Ibrahim IncesuIbrahim IncesuTháng trước
  • my aunts friends were on this flight, she is a flight attendant. she was very horrified by this

    Willzy 309Willzy 309Tháng trước
  • At the time I lived on Hollywood Beach, looked up and saw this coming down. Many of the fishermen I knew also saw this and had left the harbor the second they saw this plane diving straight down. They said by the time they arrived and began to help many of the faces had been torn from the bodies and were floating. When they picked them up they were nothing more than a mask.

    Dean ThomasDean ThomasTháng trước
  • I lost friends on this flight.

    Polar RollerPolar RollerTháng trước
  • 3:16 This can't be right. They are bound to Seattle from Alaska and want to emergency to LA which is another 3 hours away? 3:40 Now it's SFO? Make up your mind. Either the person that made this video is a dumby or this flight was destined to fail due to be dumb.

    Tom LarsonTom LarsonTháng trước
    • Tom Larson This video is suspicious. It has a lot of quotations missing audio that I can’t find.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • So if the plane was upside down, the captian thinks that the sea is where he is going up.

    Shaik YaseenShaik YaseenTháng trước
  • Fucking didn't lubricate a SCREW? WTF?

    KenKen2 tháng trước
  • Besides TWA flight 800 this is the most nightmarish plane crash scenario I could ever imagine. God bless all of the lost souls.

    Freddie’s OverbiteFreddie’s Overbite2 tháng trước
    • Freddie’s Overbite ValueJet flight 592 corkscrewed straight down into the Everglades. Although I think upside would be worse.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • My worse nightmare

    Andreane ChamberlandAndreane Chamberland2 tháng trước
  • I know nothing about aviation but cant they impact proof planes or something? Or at least have some contingency plan for engine failure. Like how cars have air bags for when they crash, can planes have idk sets and sets of parachutes for passengers that would automatically eject them from unavoidable mishaps like they do in fighter jets? I sound so dumb but Im thinking its very dangerous to rely on a machine alone which when malfunctioning is unserviceable. Whoever is incharge needs to think of ways for safer flights and crash survival. Are planes even equipped with survival materias in them that survivors may be able to use shoulde they survive a crash or are they just supposed to wait for help and try to not die in the process?

    cheliyah shelleycheliyah shelley2 tháng trước
    • cheliyah shelley They have tested foam that instantly fills the plane. If you ever saw the movie Demolition Man, the part where the police car crashes is an example. I just think the amount of force is impossible to fathom or combat.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel27 ngày trước
  • This made me cry

    ARNA_ XOARNA_ XO2 tháng trước