Mayday Season 1 Episode 5 : Cutting Corners

On 31 January 2000, Alaska Airlines Flight 261's trimmable horizontal stabilizer jams and breaks free from its control system. The aircraft dives inverted into the Pacific Ocean, causing the death of all 88 on board. The stabilizer failed due to an improperly maintained jack-screw assembly.

NameMayday Season 1 Episode 5: Cutting Corners
Air DateOctober 15th, 2003
GenresDocumentary, Drama
NetworksNational Geographic, Discovery
Production CompanyCineflix Productions
Guest StarVictor A. Young
Plot Keywordsairplane, investigation, aviation, disaster, airplane crash, forensic
Dylan Ramsey
Dylan Ramsey
Stephen Bogaert
Stephen Bogaert
Himself - Narrator