Mayday

Season 1 Episode 5

Cutting Corners

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 15, 2003 on Discovery Channel
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Cutting Corners
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Alaska Airlines flight 261 is lost with all hands aboard when cost cutting measures in the maintenance department allowed a jackscrew assembly to fail, causing the pilots to lose control of the plane's horizontal stabilizer.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Ray Kahnert

Ray Kahnert

Captain Ted Thompson

Guest Star

Barry Flatman

Barry Flatman

Co-Pilot Bill Tansky

Guest Star

Eric Weinthal

Eric Weinthal

Seattle Dispatch

Guest Star

John J. Nance

John J. Nance

Aviation Analyst; ABC World News

Recurring Role

Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez

NTSB Chief Investigator

Recurring Role

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