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#1 NMPilot

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 05:21 AM

United Airlines Flight 232 was a scheduled flight operated by United Airlines between Denver and Philadelphia via Chicago. On 19 July 1989, the Douglas DC-10 (Registration N1819U) suffered an uncontained failure of its number 2 engine which destroyed all three of the aircraft's hydraulic systems. With no controls working except the power levers for the two remaining engines, it broke up during an emergency landing on the runway at Sioux City, Iowa, killing 110 of its 285 passengers and one of the 11 crew members.

Owing to the skill of the crew and a DC-10 instructor pilot, 175 passengers and 10 crew members survived the crash. The disaster is famous within the aviation community as a textbook example of successful Crew Resource Management, due to the effective use of all the resources available aboard the plane for help during the emergency.
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#2 elrsmom

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:51 PM

Another one, from 1988, Aloha airlines, flight 243, a loss of one of the crew, spectacular save by the pilots. Google this for an awesome picture of the plane.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:22 PM

I still think the captain of the plane that went into the hudson did a pretty darn good job as well....if the plane had porpoised or one wing had clipped the water before the other the outcome could have been very, very different JMHO
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