'We Will NOT Forget'

Custard, Norman (Buddy)
August 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Aug2004, Vol. 130 Issue 8, p46
Conference Proceeding
In January 2000, Alaska Airlines Inc. Flight 261 crashed into the sea near Santa Barbara, California. The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast arrived on scene to begin what the crew hoped would be a rescue operation—it was not to be. On the late afternoon of January, 31, 2000, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast was called to assist with locating survivors from Alaska Airlines Flight 261. The plane had crashed in the Santa Barbara Channel, approximately 50 nautical miles west of Los Angeles at approximately 1622.


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