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Alaska Airlines' accident history

February 1, 2000
Web posted at: 11:29 a.m. EST (1629 GMT)

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- The crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 is the worst accident for the airline in nearly 30 years, when a Boeing 727 hit a mountainside and killed 111 people in 1971.

The following is a list of incidents involving Alaska Airlines, according to National Transportation Safety Board aviation accident reports:

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  • August 14, 1998 -- An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 was heavily damaged in landing accident at Juneau International Airport in Alaska. No injuries were reported among the 140 passengers and five crew on board.

  • March 4, 1998 -- An Alaska Airlines 737 hit turbulence on a flight from Seattle to Las Vegas, injuring three passengers and three flight attendants and forcing the plane to land in Reno, Nevada.

  • September 1, 1997 -- The nose gear of an Alaska Airlines DC-9 collapsed during landing roll-out at Seattle-Tacoma Airport; 19 minor injuries, 92 others unhurt.

  • December 22, 1996 -- An Alaska Airlines 737 hit severe turbulence in Alaska on Juneau-to-Anchorage flight. Two flight attendants seriously hurt.

  • March 13, 1990 -- An Alaska Airlines plane hit and killed a person on runway at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The victim was a mental patient illegally on the field.

  • September 5, 1976 -- An Alaska Airlines Boeing 727 went off a runway in Ketchikan, Alaska, killing one.

  • September 4, 1971 -- A Boeing 727 crashed into a mountain near Juneau, killing 111.



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