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    Captain Al Haynes flies west

    I'm surprised that nobody on this forum noted the passing of Captain Al Haynes this last week. Captain Haynes was the pilot of the DC-10 that lost all flight controls when the tail engine failed and destroyed all three control systems. Captain Haynes brought cockpit resource management to the forefront using himself, his co-pilot, and a third pilot that was hopping a ride to fly the DC-10 to an emergency landing in Souix City, IA using nothing but throttles of the two remaining engines for control. Most of the passengers survived the landing with the plane breaking apart, rolling and plowing through a cornfield next to the runway. Captain Haynes was the US Celebrity Pilot Hero before Chesley Sullenburger.

    -Cub Builder
    Last edited by cub builder; 08-28-2019 at 03:55 PM.

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