January 1, 2000
Alaska Air Flight 261 crashed into the Pacific Ocean in 2000 carrying 88 passengers, many home-bound for Seattle from sunny Puerto Vallarta. We represented seven families who lost loved ones. Aviation attorney Kevin Durkin deposed more than 80 people, including airline executives and aviation experts, over three years to determine the cause of the crash - the airplane's jackscrew system. Even though the National Transportation Safety Board gave the company a virtual pass in its report of the Accident, our airplane Accident lawyers did the work needed to prevail on behalf of the families we represented.