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Alaska Airlines escapes federal charges for problems in Oakland

...include it. All 88 people aboard died when an Alaska Airlines MD-83 plunged into the Pacific Ocean off Port Hueneme on Jan...learned that in 1997 he recommended replacing the ill-fated MD-83's jackscrew assembly, which controls up-and-down...
Children of San Francisco policeman sue Alaska Airlines over crash

...filed the suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court here, arguing that Alaska Airlines mechanics improperly maintained the MD-83 plane, and that manufacturer Boeing used shoddy quality control on its assembly line. The crash Jan. 31 in the Pacific...
One-third of KC-135 tankers grounded temporarily

...Force said the grounding of the KC-135s is ''in no way connected'' to the crash in January of an Alaska Airlines MD-83 jetliner whose crew reported problems with the aircraft's horizontal stabilizer and were trying to correct them when...
Unruly man breaks into plane's cockpit, attacks pilot

...where he received eight stitches for a cut to his hand, Reilly said. Flight 259 was coming from Puerto Vallarta. The MD-83 aircraft was scheduled to fly from San Francisco to Portland, arriving in Portland about midnight. The plane was carrying...
Nearly three-quarters of Flight 261 wreckage recovered

...identified.'' He said investigators plan to complete recovery operations off the Ventura County coast this week. The MD-83 jetliner plunged into the Pacific on Jan. 31, killing all 88 people aboard, including five Alaskans. The flight, headed...
Airplane inspections winding down, suspect parts in federal hands

...Friday to inspect the planes within 72 hours, after problems were found in the jackscrew of Alaska Airlines Flight 261, an MD-83 that crashed Jan. 31, killing all 88 people aboard. At least five Alaskans were aboard the plane. Among the victims...
Airline sued by woman who lost husband in crash

...amount of money being sought. Named as defendants were Alaska Airlines; McDonnell Douglas Corp., which manufactured the MD-83 plane; and Boeing Co., which now owns McDonnell Douglas. Other defendants were expected to be named later, said attorney...
Search on for part that may have broken off plane

...cockpit voice recorder corresponds to radar signals as the MD-83 begins its final dive into the sea, Jim Hall, chairman...victim's name was pending. n Officials revealed that the MD-83 had two ''maintenance write-ups'' late last year for...


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