February 1

Queen Anne remembers those lost on flight 261



Ten years ago 88 people were killed when Alaska Airlines flight 261 crashed in the water off the coast of California. The plane was en route to Seattle from Mexico, carrying 47 passengers from the Pacific Northwest, including two Queen Anne families.

Yesterday, Sunday, January 31 marked the 10th anniversary of the crash, and to celebrate the lives of those lost, friends, family and neighbors held a memorial at Queen Anne’s Soundview Terrace Park, also known as Rachel’s Playground, named after one of the children on the flight. 88 candles were lit – one for every passenger on board, songs were sung and memories shared.

If you weren’t able to make it to the memorial, watch KING5’s video (above). Out news partner, the Seattle Times, also put together a place for mourners to share their memories and photos.


10th anniversary, Alaska Airlines flight 261, memorial, Rachel's Playground, Soundview Terrace Park

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