Flying Inverted - Alaska Airlines Flight 261

2018-ж., 26-фев.
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Alaska Airlines Flight 261 was a scheduled international passenger flight on January 31, 2000, from Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington, United States, with an intermediate stop at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California.

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  • This the flight that made that movie with Denzel Washington “FLIGHT”

    ANDRES QUIÑONEZANDRES QUIÑONEZ4 саат мурун
  • The maintenance guy just didn't put any lubrication on the jackscrew. He lied.

    Dennis HastingsDennis Hastings9 саат мурун
  • I remember well when this happened. They were reporting it on the news. The news was covering details at first, regarding a plane suffering a loss of controls. Quite a bit of time went by and they reported it went down off the coast of Los Angeles. Of all airplane crashes I’ve ever heard of, this one in my mind makes me cringe. The other pilots in the area reported that the crew struggled and flew that airplane in every single direction possible, doing anything they could, struggling to overcome crashing. Even flying it upside down to try and maintain control, is utterly heroic. They did an amazing job with what they were dealt. I will never fly on Alaskan airlines now. Their safety standards are good, but what the company did to those poor pilots, with shoddy maintenance on only a 9 year old aircraft, only to find out that not only this airplane was in peril, but the rest of the fleet was also at risk, just leaves me amazed. These MD80s and 81-82 aircraft should have been retrofit with an additional lead screw. All systems are supposed to have a backup right? Well, when the aircraft’s tail is completely compromised, leading to a complete disconnect of the main vertical control, to me that’s a serious issue still. Aircraft need to have a backup on everything. I believe they added an additional safety nut, but that won’t fix this design flaw. McDonnell Douglas is a good company, but this was just a crap design. Similar to the 737 Max. If maintenance isn’t done correct, we all can suffer the same fate.

    PoppaBearPoppaBear16 саат мурун
  • I remember well when this happened. They were reporting it on the news. The news was covering details at first, regarding a plane suffering a loss of controls. Quite a bit of time went by and they reported it went down off the coast of Los Angeles. Of all airplane crashes I’ve ever heard of, this one in my mind makes me cringe. The other pilots in the area reported that the crew struggled and flew that airplane in every single direction possible, doing anything they could, struggling to overcome crashing. Even flying it upside down to try and maintain control, is utterly heroic. They did an amazing job with what they were dealt. I will never fly on Alaskan airlines now. Their safety standards are good, but what the company did to those poor pilots, with shoddy maintenance on only a 9 year old aircraft, only to find out that not only this airplane was in peril, but the rest of the fleet was also at risk, just leaves me amazed. These MD80s and 81-82 aircraft should have been retrofit with an additional lead screw. All systems are supposed to have a backup right? Well, when the aircraft’s tail is completely compromised, leading to a complete disconnect of the main vertical control, to me that’s a serious issue still. Aircraft need to have a backup on everything. I believe they added an additional safety nut, but that won’t fix this design flaw. McDonnell Douglas is a good company, but this was just a crap design. Similar to the 737 Max. If maintenance isn’t done correct, we all can suffer the same fate.

    PoppaBearPoppaBear16 саат мурун
  • Id tell a flight attendant to go get me the swollest dude from the back to help me keep the yolk back

    Nashville DudeNashville Dude17 саат мурун
  • The vulgar pedestrian cytogenetically manage because liquid developmentally cheat onto a puzzling panties. defective, shaggy step-brother

    JJ AceJJ AceКүн мурун
  • Too many ads! No use watching!

    Goedelite KurtGoedelite KurtКүн мурун
  • Absolutely incredible they were able to fly the plane upside down without a rear stabilizer

    first lastfirst lastКүн мурун
  • The owners of the airline should have been punished more harshly.

    Daenerys TargaryenDaenerys Targaryen2 күн мурун
  • Denzel did it again....

    Will I amWill I am2 күн мурун
  • Well that put a damper on my whole day...

    Kelly BourgeoisKelly Bourgeois2 күн мурун
  • All that to save a buck 😡🤬

    Doug LawrDoug Lawr3 күн мурун
  • how did the people die? from impact or drowning?

    tyler williamtyler william3 күн мурун
    • kgworld.info/wiki/video/uLakY7t8kKB7u60

      smith449smith44922 саат мурун
    • They died from the impact.

      smith449smith44922 саат мурун
  • This is what happens when you hire union workers.

    TheRoamer78TheRoamer784 күн мурун
    • Every major airline in America is unionized you half wit lifelong moron

      Trev MacTrev Mac2 күн мурун
  • these look similar to the movie flight

    Jishmael CaparidaJishmael Caparida4 күн мурун
  • The movie "Flight" was based around this incident.

    AcecraftableAcecraftable5 күн мурун
    • I always thought it happened like in the movie with survivors. Heartbreaking to hear that it wasn't the case

      KingAGBozzKingAGBozz2 күн мурун
    • True

      Daenerys TargaryenDaenerys Targaryen2 күн мурун
    • kgworld.info/wiki/video/uLakY7t8kKB7u60

      smith449smith4494 күн мурун
  • It seems like there needs to be more redundancy in flight controls. There needs to be something the pilots can do when a system fails. And if redundancy is too impractical then the mechanism needs to be exceptionally reliable.

    daftrhetoricdaftrhetoric5 күн мурун
  • I can’t help but wonder if the movie flight was based slightly on these events as the similar corkscrew problem and having the plane fly inverted , if only they were able to land the plane as they did in the movie with minimal loss of life Such a tragedy, I hope the the ppl that were responsible did jail time for causing such a horrific loss of life

    Matthew StewartMatthew Stewart5 күн мурун
    • kgworld.info/wiki/video/uLakY7t8kKB7u60

      smith449smith4494 күн мурун
    • The plane crash scene in the movie "Flight" was loosely based on Alaska Airlines Flight 261. The CEO and executives were cutting corners. No one went to jail or prison for this. Alaska Airlines got away with killing 88 people. The jackscrew was not grease and not replace.

      smith449smith4494 күн мурун
  • The sooner we can get more robots doing the jobs of careless mechanics, the better. Robots at fast food restaurants make sure you’ll always get all of your fries you paid for perfectly every time. I feel sorry for these pilots. They were doomed because of the business’s cutting corners. Remind me to always pay attention to a company’s reputation.

    Judge DreddJudge Dredd6 күн мурун
  • the only thing that REALLY matters for the airline companies ( most all companies for that matter ) is their bottom line GREED murders so many people ; bottom line is more important to these companies than human lives : (

    tejastejas6 күн мурун
  • I'm glad I wasn't the last guy to work on it. Guys go to jail all the time for stuff like that

    Chris WardChris Ward7 күн мурун
  • That was an amazing video and recreation. I wasn’t aware of this flight so I wasn’t sure how it concluded and I was holding my breath hoping that they would make it. It’s very said, very tragic.

    Roscoe Van DammeRoscoe Van Damme7 күн мурун
    • kgworld.info/wiki/video/uLakY7t8kKB7u60

      smith449smith4494 күн мурун
  • This is absolutely Unacceptable...ONE LIFE LOST IS TOO MANY....All from an airline cutting costs?!? How are they still in business? They should be shut down IMMEDIATELY

    TommyTommy8 күн мурун
  • Who also flat out knew it'd be a maintenance issue? So many simple screw-ups have killed thousands -- millions? -- of air travelers.

    newland50newland508 күн мурун
  • Flight simulator . Big cargo planes can fly upside down fake news not structured to do that plus fuel and oil dont work . Fighter jets can .

    David JohansenDavid Johansen8 күн мурун
  • Every plane Needs mandatory parachutes. Reusable one's. People shouldn't die because lack of maintenance checks

    jamal Blackjamal Black9 күн мурун
  • The shaky makeup ironically jog because eyelash unquestionably part about a nosy tyvek. pastoral, offbeat starter

    For VeloxFor Velox9 күн мурун
  • The determined gear etiologically heap because breakfast firstly race despite a tawdry parent. sick, glamorous sea

    Chouinard RobertChouinard Robert9 күн мурун
  • PAX should be fine since this video was created using FSX or a similar flt simulator - notice the external video shots - taken by another aircraft?? Who showed up for this to photograph the aircraft inflight? Note the flt instruments (attitude indicator ) didn t see any inverted flt?

    JP KellyJP Kelly9 күн мурун
  • An entire family on that flight went to my sister-in-law's church. She reported that the entire congregation was stunned and silenced by the loss of this family and the flight. You are naive if you think this can happen only on this airline. In the US, major airlines factor deaths into their cost/benefit analyses, but often conclude that maintenance is only important to a point because past that point it gets more expensive than paying some lawsuits when people are killed. And there's no reason for the airlines to change this way of operating, as long as you and I keep flying regardless.

    Paul ShaferPaul Shafer10 күн мурун
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    Chuck FoxChuck Fox10 күн мурун
  • Money over lives.. hmmmm 🤔 corporate bs to save time n money

    MR.Sinister 1MR.Sinister 110 күн мурун
  • Too bad those aviation's models aren't manufactured in the uñited states,Screw the phillipines.,.

    Anthony EnosAnthony Enos11 күн мурун
  • The level of incompetence and negligence from maintenence and Alaska airlines...and level of bravery from the pilots and crew...is modern day America in a nut shell.

    backrack01backrack0111 күн мурун
  • SO THEY DIED CAUSE SOME ASSHOLE CUT CORNERS TO SAVE MONEY... NOT SURPRISED

    Florida Freedom FighterFlorida Freedom Fighter12 күн мурун
  • ‘We’re gonna roll it’. -Flight

    SonnyGTASonnyGTA13 күн мурун
  • I feel bad for all of the parents who had their kids on that plane. No, I am not a mother yet, but I can’t image nose-diving into the ocean, seeing your child so scared, and in pain because of their ears practically ripping... people screaming from all over, knowing this is the last moment with your beloved baby... the only thing I would we doing in that scenario is hugging the child to death. Rest In Peace everybody on the plane.

    But FailingBut Failing13 күн мурун
  • Gee, thanks a lot maintenance!

    BillythekidBillythekid13 күн мурун
  • Imagine how the passengers must of been feeling 😔

    Molly JacksonMolly Jackson13 күн мурун
  • Having seen the movie “Flight”, starring Denzel Washington I was soooo rooting for this plane to be able to make it but unfortunately it didn’t. May every soul on that plane Rest In Peace 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

    Rafael CastellonRafael Castellon13 күн мурун
  • I flew on a bunch of these planes in the 90s with Alaska exclusively up a down the west coast. I have no doubt I probably traveled on this plane at one time or another. Sobering.

    NIBOT KRAMNIBOT KRAM14 күн мурун
  • Adding to the sadness, abandoning the video after only three minutes and five ads

    b martinb martin15 күн мурун
  • If you want to see the movie it’s “Flight” to invert a plane is impossible to do

    KDKtvKDKtv16 күн мурун
    • It's actually not impossible, many planes can fly inverted, as for large commerical airliners, they can also fly inverted if you really know what you're doing, however they can't sustain inverted flight for long.

      Max BrinckmanMax Brinckman13 күн мурун
  • Was the movie "FLight" inspired by this incident ?

    Michael TaylorMichael Taylor16 күн мурун
    • kgworld.info/wiki/video/uLakY7t8kKB7u60

      smith449smith44914 күн мурун
    • Yes

      smith449smith44914 күн мурун
  • “A big huge plunge, thank you”

    Matthew ErspamerMatthew Erspamer17 күн мурун
    • And saying "very good" over and over again. The ATC should have said "roger". kgworld.info/wiki/video/qMpkhqqkmnup2os kgworld.info/wiki/video/uLakY7t8kKB7u60

      smith449smith44914 күн мурун
  • OMG those poor ppl!

    Northern MistNorthern Mist17 күн мурун
  • Hardly an up lifting story. Very unfortunate for everyone who still feels this loss and tragedy to today.

    Nelson TuckerNelson Tucker17 күн мурун
  • The pilots did everything they could. What it must have felt like to be a passenger..

    Sally DavisSally Davis19 күн мурун
  • Clearly the plane didn’t like being called a bitch.

    QuaxkyQuaxky20 күн мурун
  • Airlines cutting maintenance corners ... nothing new folks! Peoples lives are not as important as cutting costs!!!

    Wasabi GingerWasabi Ginger22 күн мурун
  • Yeah once the plane was inverted, such a heavy plane. They only did what they could. They would’ve had to land the plane immediately after takeoff, even the first warning sign was probably too late to survive that one.

    Troy RossiTroy Rossi23 күн мурун
  • The airlines are always crucified, and they should take the brunt of it, but the individual maintenance people that fudge the books out of laziness never get thrown in jail. It is multiple counts of manslaughter. Until the individual "little guys" start also being held accountable, corner cutting will continue in many industries. Alaska Airlines did change the maintenance schedule, but they weren't the ones pretending to do the work and not put lubricant on the part.

    REB4REB423 күн мурун
  • Knew the outcome I remember this in the news. My first thoughts were holy shit it happened again? I thought this was a different flight but it is the one I remember. Sadly.

    William ThemannWilliam Themann23 күн мурун
  • eh i reckon a good coarse trim would sort that out

    Sophie CollingridgeSophie Collingridge23 күн мурун
  • You can hear the incredible physical strain and exertion in their voices.

    Scott RyderScott Ryder28 күн мурун
  • the conversations from dispatched seemed to not give a fuck maintence was like see ya at the fucking gate like he knew they were gonna go to heaven smh but i will say this in maintence people can get "lazy" theres a lot of fucking parts to things they might have thought the screw was gonna hold just fine if they hadn't changed it out if these pilots had had more time or known a bit more they could have maybe landed in the water with a bit more control and at least maybe some might of survived :/ really sad and of course scary lol if i ever get on a plane my bag will be a parachute and a fucking mini survival kit with million calorie bars i'm jumping idgaf id rather take my chances out the plane.

    Rayo BeatsRayo Beats28 күн мурун
  • Flight 2012 movie in a nutshell

    Rawung AelRawung Ael28 күн мурун
  • Aw..I thought those guys were gonna do a Denzel Washington and save the Day. Shit! Whata bummer..

    radar0412radar041229 күн мурун
  • I just learned of this. I flew on Alaska airlines at that time having taken a job teaching above the Artic Circle. I took a few flights around that time.

    Chris PalmerChris Palmer29 күн мурун
  • Search “Alaskan flight 261 audio” My comment is not to criticize. But I just wanted to comment on the professional calmness of the people on the radio transactions. To me it sounds heartless. But I rationalize that this is part of their job training and their absolute requirement to stay calm, robot like. I don’t expect any of the individuals on radio contact when home that night with an easy mind. And this video made it sound like they didn’t care. Listen to the audio only and form your own decision. Just my 2 cents.

    dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel29 күн мурун
  • It appears that the movie Flight (2012) was made based on this flight.

    Mason ZeinaliMason Zeinali29 күн мурун
    • kgworld.info/wiki/video/uLakY7t8kKB7u60

      smith449smith44928 күн мурун
    • Mason Zeinali Yes it was. Very interesting to see the info on the real flight after watching the movie. Listen to the audio only for the flight (different video). I feel this video made communication sound heartless. I heard it as professionals that were trained well enough to never let emotions show through in an emergency. It would only make the situation worse.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel29 күн мурун
  • When you took TENET too seriously

    SUDARSH S 8- CSUDARSH S 8- CАй мурун
  • That’s an impossible maneuver for that type of plane, that can only see in a movie.

    Jose CastroJose CastroАй мурун
    • Jose Castro Yes, “Flight” was Holllywood. I imagine Zemeckis took the part where the pilots were realizing they were actually controllably flying inverted, and made a movie. I’ve not found anything that suggests the real pilots meant to invert, and there would be no way for them to go180 again.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel29 күн мурун
  • This was a real kick in the guts to all employees.....everybody knew Ted, my son was his co-pilot the month before. The flight is seared into the memories of all working that day as they listened to it all unfold over the radios. All the MD-80's are long gone now so this won't happen again at Alaska.

    VulcancruiserVulcancruiserАй мурун
    • Vulcancruiser I’m very sorry. This video is heartless. It leaves out a lot of audio. And suggests audio, that at least as far as I can find, isn’t available. I listened to the audio. It is very robotic, and may seem heartless. But there is no room for emotion in this kind of work. It would only put added stress that could cause a pilot that may pull through, to not be able to perform his/her job. I don’t think anyone that was apart of those communications went home that night without feeling the worst of heavy. They just did their jobs.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel29 күн мурун
  • At least We're flying are we??? What a guy..!!

    Yoga khisma iswaraYoga khisma iswaraАй мурун
  • out of all the videos, this is the hardest one to watch.

    mobucks555mobucks555Ай мурун
  • RIP

    Bob GBob GАй мурун
  • prayers to the families

    Roy HsiehRoy HsiehАй мурун
  • Their big mistake was to mess with an obviously broken stabilizer. The risk of it getting stuck in a much worse position was enormous. 5 kg of force is doable but not an order of magnitude more..

    Franciscus de GrootFranciscus de GrootАй мурун
  • Dam good pilots for sure. May all R I P thanks for sharing.

    Me MeMe MeАй мурун
  • I know its click bait but im here now might aswell watch it.

    BURN FAT TILL MY STOMACH IS AS FLAT AS THE EARTHBURN FAT TILL MY STOMACH IS AS FLAT AS THE EARTHАй мурун
  • Oh shit..the way it was going i thought they were gonna be alright. Then boom "they crashed into the sea and 88 people died" I wasn't ready for that!

    TigerTigerАй мурун
  • No more Alaskan airlines for us. Thanks! And great of Seatac airport dispatch to put the schedule before the lives of the people?!!! Alaskan has Seatac as their home base. Thats appalling.

    hybrid greenhybrid greenАй мурун
  • 2021 and it still can happen again with no alternative escapes to save lifes. Maybe we will be in better form here 100 years.

    SupernovaSupernovaАй мурун
  • Was Denzel Washington the pilot? This is JUST like that movie. I wont spoil the ending.

    eric beauchamperic beauchampАй мурун
    • eric beauchamp This is nothing like the movie other than the pilots being able to control the plane inverted. And the real captains may have been holding onto one last ounce of hope. Nothing else about the movie represents the actual “Fligjt”.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel29 күн мурун
  • Idk why there’s no cctv in the airplane cant imagine the tragedy

    Red isSusRed isSusАй мурун
  • Let me guess, that mechanic continued to be employed. How about naming the man responsible for nearly a hundred deaths? wouldn't something like that have grease ports? Looks like a pretty basic system. Prett big fucking oops.

    schlooonginatorschlooonginatorАй мурун
  • It's sad maybe if they ditched the plane right way up perhaps people would have survived

    Rahim kRahim kАй мурун
  • As a flight attendsnt now in my 9th year, i pride myself in the safety of passengers, my felliow crew members and the aircraft. I feel blessed that i never experienced anything scary in 9 years. Very heartwrenching for everyone on board. I just can't imagine how scary it would be to end up inverted. This brought me to tears, Captain Thompson and F/O Tansky you are both heroes in my book. RIP. Everyone stay safe, hold your love ones a littie bit tighter tonight, we never know when our time is up. God bless!

    Mia P.Mia P.Ай мурун
  • Alasks 261-The flight out of control

    Dave CastanedaDave CastanedaАй мурун
  • “ I was inverted”

    YGC JinxxYGC JinxxАй мурун
  • 9:48 “we’ll see you at the gate” maaaan

    Lil ManeLil ManeАй мурун
    • @dawgrit Brabel lol of course we all noticed it, half the entire dialogue doesn’t have audio. What’s your point

      Lil ManeLil Mane29 күн мурун
    • Lil Mane Did you notice there was actually no audio on that comment? Why does this video only provide audio for some of their quotations? Try to find that quote in audio. You won’t.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel29 күн мурун
  • That dispatched who thought the flow was more improtant than those lives deserves to be sent to prison

    Lil ManeLil ManeАй мурун
  • The part where maintenance says we will see you at the gate, knowing they didnt make it. Just breaks my heart. 💔🥺

    Kelsey RallisonKelsey RallisonАй мурун
    • Kelsey Rallison There is no available audio of that. This video gives a lot of quotes without audio. Not to say the airline didn’t disappear it. But why didn’t this video give full audio?

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel29 күн мурун
  • imagine how it feels to the people that paid for their tickets to get from san francisco to seattle.. now stranded in san francisco because they no longer have a plane picking them up. i would be furious and i hope alaska airlines made it right to those people.

    boobamboobamАй мурун
    • @dawgrit Brabel that’s not funny. a tragedy like that would not be alaska’s fault.

      boobamboobam27 күн мурун
    • boobam I know right?! And imagine if they couldn’t catch an alternative connecting flight because an airplane crashed on top of the airport where they were waiting.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel29 күн мурун
  • Crashed miles by the beach where my mom grew up in Port Hueneme, she said parts of people washed up on the beach.

    Jake's AwkwardJake's AwkwardАй мурун
  • This is when I would've yelled to a flight attendant to find the strongest passengers available to help pull on the yoke. I don't know if that would've helped or not. Just my imagination, I guess.

    Manoj PhilipManoj PhilipАй мурун
    • Manoj Philip Would have broke the screw sooner.

      dawgrit Brabeldawgrit Brabel29 күн мурун
  • My late father was an aviation pioneer - became the youngest licensed pilot in the country training on the Curtis “Jenny,” after his barnstorming days, he flew the mail, OX-5 charter member, and was a commercial pilot thereafter, flying for the regionals, then DC-3/C-47 for MATS during WW II, DC-4, DC-7, then Vickers Viscount turboprop for UAL until his retirement. His oft-repeated statement was, “If you knew how the airlines maintained aircraft, you’d never set foot in one.”

    V VendettaV VendettaАй мурун
  • This is so sad 😞 the fear they must have felt. Hate knowing that this is probably the last thing they experienced before they passed.

    stefstefАй мурун
  • A family of 6 was killed in this accident, the Clemetson family. I couldn't imagine what went through the parents mind with all four of there kids on board ages 8,7,6 and 6 months old. The parents (children's grandparents) of the deceased father lost everything, he was an only child.

    Edward HoustonEdward HoustonАй мурун
  • They fought like lions and died with honor.

    Mr.XMr.XАй мурун
  • Hats off to the pilots for pulling off sustained inverted flight

    VicVicАй мурун
  • No ones talking about the design of the horizontal stab? It is a poor design if a single point failure causes a safety risk to the aircraft. It should have been designed as fail-safe meaning that if the jackscrew failed, the horizontal stab should be in a normal position or a position where the aircraft still has control. I believe even many new aircraft are designed this way. The 737 Max crashes were due to the stabilizer pitching nose down just like this...So as you can see, these pilots tried their best, the difference is that in the max crashes it was a christmas lights showcase with warning sounds and stick shaker going crazy in the cockpit...pilots did not have time to even think about what is going wrong....just that they could not control the plane. RIP

    CruiserTech GTCruiserTech GTАй мурун
  • They banned service animals on their flights.I hope they go out of bussiness and all that profitted off of the deaths get justice.

    Ally WilkeAlly WilkeАй мурун
  • Same Alaska Airlines are Maskholes.

    Ally WilkeAlly WilkeАй мурун
  • who the hell can pay attention to whats going on with all the adds popping up constantly.

    Andy CarterAndy CarterАй мурун
  • 20 years ago of the tragedy One screw make us losing such brave pilots and poor passengers :( Maintenance people deserve to die for not doing their job right

    Slimane Hadj BrahimSlimane Hadj BrahimАй мурун
  • Most of the time airlines wont take the blame and report will indicate pilots fault and they know very well it's about $$$$

    Ibrahim IncesuIbrahim IncesuАй мурун
  • my aunts friends were on this flight, she is a flight attendant. she was very horrified by this

    Willzy 309Willzy 309Ай мурун
  • At the time I lived on Hollywood Beach, looked up and saw this coming down. Many of the fishermen I knew also saw this and had left the harbor the second they saw this plane diving straight down. They said by the time they arrived and began to help many of the faces had been torn from the bodies and were floating. When they picked them up they were nothing more than a mask.

    Dean ThomasDean ThomasАй мурун
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