Alaska Airlines Flight 261

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The crash of Alaska Airlines flight 261 off the Southern California coast continues to create waves across the country. But why is this accident different from other plane crashes. Why does the media seem to fixate on this sort of incident with 24 hour coverage. What about the dramatic accident off of Africa? In the U.S., how has Alaska Airlines responded? Was their maintenance up to snuff? Warren Olney talks to the airline, reporters on the scene, an aviation expert and a media watcher.



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton