Date: January 31, 2000
Location: Off Point Mugu, California
Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas MD-83
Reg: N963AS
Airline: Alaska Airlines
Flight No: 261
Fatalities: 88 : 88

Wreckage of a Alaska Airlines MD-83 which crashed into the Pacific Ocean becuse of a jambed horizontal stabilizer. resulted in the The component failed because of excessive wear resulting from Alaska Airlines' insufficient lubrication of the jackscrew assembly.