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Port Hueneme in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Alaska Flight 261 Memorial

 
 
Alaska Flight 261 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 1, 2019
1. Alaska Flight 261 Marker
Inscription.  January 31, 2000 at 4:22 PM, Alaska flight 261 ended off Anacapa Island. The flight was en route from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Francisco and Seattle. This monument honors and remembers for all time the eighty-eight passengers and crew members who lost their lives.
 
Location. 34° 8.473′ N, 119° 11.519′ W. Marker is in Port Hueneme, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from Ocean View Drive south of Surfside Drive, on the right when traveling south. Located near Hueneme Beach Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Hueneme CA 93041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hueneme Slough (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bank of Hueneme (approx. 0.6 miles away); Point Hueneme Lighthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); "La Jenelle" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Olive (approx. 2 miles away); Petre Ranch House (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Oxnard Pagoda (approx. 4 miles away); F-14 Tomcat (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Hueneme.
 
Regarding Alaska Flight 261 Memorial. The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 crashed into the ocean about 3 miles north of Anacapa Island, 8 miles off the California coast, after a loss of pitch control, with failure of the horizontal stabilizer trim jackscrew due to excessive wear.
 
Categories.
Alaska Flight 261 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 1, 2019
2. Alaska Flight 261 Marker
Air & SpaceDisasters
 
Alaska Flight 261 Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 1, 2019
3. Alaska Flight 261 Memorial and Marker
The sundial casts a shadow on the memorial plaque at 4:22 PM each January 31.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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