The Impossible Landing - United Airlines Flight 232 - P3D

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  • ernest747
    ernest747 13 часов назад

    There was a fucking river nearby. Why not land there? 111 people would have been saved.

  • jimet
    jimet 13 часов назад

    29 years ago today.

  • Hawaiian Bros
    Hawaiian Bros 18 часов назад +1

    So close

  • Sharon Lefebvre
    Sharon Lefebvre 22 часа назад


  • arthur kitchen
    arthur kitchen 2 дня назад


  • sam signorelli
    sam signorelli 3 дня назад

    One thing the vid does not seem to include were the effects of the phugoids. Yes, it was mentioned, but it was an issue for the entire emergency. I believe they were near the bottom of one when the crash happened.
    The fact that ANYone survived that is truly amazing, especially cionsidering the lack of control.

  • Harvey Harrison
    Harvey Harrison 4 дня назад

    Who designed and certified these piles of junk? No back up flying controls of any kind. No protection against hydraulic fluid loss. No mechanical flight control surfaces no matter how primitive. It should be jail time for someone.

  • Arthur No Sheds Jackson
    Arthur No Sheds Jackson 5 дней назад

    Those men were aviation heroes, right up there with the guys who landed safely, the "Gimli Glider". Al Haynes had no reason to castigate himself for the fact that not everybody survived, the fact is, those four men in the cockpit gave everybody a chance of survival when the aircraft's condition dictated that the situation was totally hopeless for all aboard.

  • 1 / 3
    1 / 3 6 дней назад

    I wonder if they ever got that beer.

  • MolloRelax
    MolloRelax 6 дней назад

    Just wondering if ....before they lowered the landing gear...considered using the river as a possible landing area

  • David Panton
    David Panton 7 дней назад

    RUclip is such an incredible waste of time. Time to ditch it!

  • John Brooks
    John Brooks 7 дней назад

    I had the pleasure of listening to Captain Haynes recount this story. He said the cockpit had broken away from the fuselage and the rescuers assumed the pilots were dead since the cockpit was nearly crushed flat. At some point though they caught the attention of rescuers who had to peel away parts to free the men.

  • Maggiekay7 YOUR POLICE
    Maggiekay7 YOUR POLICE 9 дней назад

    I cant believe anyone survived that disbelief. Wonderous!!

  • DFW Boxing is Back
    DFW Boxing is Back 10 дней назад

    I cannot believe anyone survived that.

  • J P Sullivan
    J P Sullivan 11 дней назад +1

    The most recent aircraft crash was similar problem but this time GE Engine FAN was 3D printed not from TITANIUM.I am an experienced fabricator Engineer of Titanium such as the B1-Bomber. The Engine FAN BLADES are still a problem unresolved.
    GE of course is almost out of business in 2018.

  • Danielle Le'mond
    Danielle Le'mond 12 дней назад +1

    They should have put it into the nearby river

    • Sylvia isgod
      Sylvia isgod 8 дней назад

      How long have you been a pilot?

  • Joe Morrow
    Joe Morrow 13 дней назад

    God Bless those people

  • Bill Huber
    Bill Huber 15 дней назад

    1;00 hey where are the freaking pilots ?

    • Sylvia isgod
      Sylvia isgod 8 дней назад

      In the tail, checking the damage.

  • John Transue
    John Transue 15 дней назад

    Experience the crash from seat 9c. Al Haynes was the ultimate professional that day. Rode with him briefly in ambulance, He wept for " all the people he killed" I told him he didn't kill anyone, " he saved us".

  • mwngw
    mwngw 15 дней назад

    McDonnell-Douglas....Long Beach, Cal. plant. Was a big employer in town, but their planes had problems. Remember the MD-80 going down off Oxnard?

  • Karsten Voß
    Karsten Voß 15 дней назад

    Its so sad .

  • George Jetson
    George Jetson 15 дней назад


  • MrCheshire24
    MrCheshire24 16 дней назад +1

    Denny Fitch was a friend of mine. He was based in Chicago and one of the nicest men you would ever meet. Sadly, Denny’s first wife died from brain cancer too. He had remarried and things were just fine. He and I talked long into the night after the accident. We got on the subject of VietNam and it was quite possible he was a pilot on a C 130 for a drop we made over there.

  • Digi20
    Digi20 16 дней назад

    Well...i guess anyone with a bit interest in avition knows very well about this flight. and every time you watch a video about flight 232 you cant help but think that this must have been the greatest flight crew in history of aviation. its such a masterpiece of crew management and flying. also, i guess there were many more unnamend heros on the ground and in the tower.
    great video btw!

  • cyoungrun1
    cyoungrun1 16 дней назад

    I'm surprised anyone survived.

  • tzzogg
    tzzogg 16 дней назад


  • preston121068
    preston121068 17 дней назад

    I was driving by the airport as this happened. Of course I didn't realize there was a problem until I saw the smoke and I did not have a clear view of the landing but I recall seeing the plane coming in. It seemed odd to me that there was only this 1 plane in the sky at the time. I later realized why.
    These guys did an amazing job re-engineering flight without controls. The fact they remained so calm and level headed saved a lot of people's lives, including their own.

  • Bog Wraith
    Bog Wraith 17 дней назад

    The DC-10 is one of the WORST aircraft ever built. That last line in this otherwise excellent docudrama is complete horse shit!
    The best 3 engine jet liner of all time was indeed one of the safest and greatest jetliners ever, that being the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar. She was the best!

  • David
    David 17 дней назад

    Brian Williams was on this flight.

  • Dan Strayer
    Dan Strayer 17 дней назад

    I'm amazed 111 lived.

  • Evilmike42
    Evilmike42 17 дней назад

    Gentlemen. These men had Balls Of Steel so huge it affected the flight performance of the aircraft. Respect.

  • david beckenbaugh
    david beckenbaugh 17 дней назад

    CRM (Crew Resource Management) came about directly from the worst airplane crash in history. The KLM/Pan AM ground collision of two 747's in Tenerife, Canary Islands. As the KLM started it's take off roll through the fog, one of the other cockpit crew said (rather timidly) that he had not heard them get permission to take off. The KLM flight captan, one of the most experienced in the world, told him they did have permission. The rest is fate. None in the cockpit would question a senior pilot. So much for taxi and hold. But CRM came in handy at Boston (Logan) on 9 June, 2005. An Aer Lingus A330 and a U S Airways 737 were cleared for take off at the same time on intersecting runways. As the aircraft closed in on each other and the Aer Lingus started to rotate, the Captain was in control of the U S Airways flight. The co-pilot saw the approaching A330, grabbed the controls and said "I've got it". The pilot released command and the 737 extended it's take off roll and passed beneath the A330. With CRM, the first officer had not qualms taking command. The captain trusted his second and did not argue as there was something wrong that the first saw and he did not. A 200 foot separation. CRM is critical to safe operation. Tenerife taught us to speak up and say something and INSIST we have it right. And to trust those around us.

  • SunriseBoy
    SunriseBoy 17 дней назад

    A stellar and faultless performance. True humility, and brilliance, on the part of the Captain to get the Flight Instructor onto the flight deck. And I noticed with pride, and considerable admiration how they all kept nerves of steel to the very end. It's a joy to be a man, learning of exploits like this by my brothers.
    It was also very "emotional" for me to read the comments about the lecture at the Imax theatre.

  • Baschieba - Tutorials, Freestyle und mehr

    Would have been funny if he hijacked the plane xd

  • Mephistahpheles
    Mephistahpheles 18 дней назад

    Why wouldn't they do a water landing?

  • Bob Matteson
    Bob Matteson 18 дней назад

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  • john doe
    john doe 19 дней назад

    No manual override or any contingency for total loss of hydraulics in a dc 10....SOMEONE had to DIE

  • Larry B
    Larry B 19 дней назад

    I am no expert, but would it not have made sense to begin dumping fuel as the plane neared the landing. Maybe they did but I did not see it being done in the video. In any case, excellent job by all 4 pilots in an almost impossible situation.

  • Scott S
    Scott S 19 дней назад

    This flight crew were badasses.Respect.

  • firefighter D
    firefighter D 20 дней назад

    Can you guys do Copa 201 with a bit more of what was being done by the pilots, if possible.

  • Jane Book
    Jane Book 20 дней назад

    if God had intended for man to fly ,He would have created us with the proper equipment to do so ,we would have feathers ,weigh a hell of a lot less ,and most importantly our butt holes would be placed in a much more operationally advantageous position for in flight operation !!!!!

  • flailios
    flailios 20 дней назад

    One or two things... Nose rising & speed dropping etc is a natural part of flight, irrespective of control of lack thereof. It's called 'Porpoising'. The other thing is 'Cockpit' is a term for fighting aircraft only. A DC-10 has a 'Flight-Deck'.

  • Jacky Claiborne
    Jacky Claiborne 21 день назад

    The middle engine exploded, and the aircraft lost all of it's hydraulics. The only controls left are the port and starboard wing engines. DC-10's were notorious for crashes caused by mechanical failures. In the landing attempt, the starboard landing gear hit first, followed by the starboard wing tip. That causes the aircraft to cart wheel.

  • Johnne L
    Johnne L 21 день назад

    I remember watching this and thinking what a horrible accident...and as for any DC plane being the best....hmmm NOT.
    I would have flown a Boeing or Airbus before any of those

  • Joe A
    Joe A 21 день назад

    What was their air speed when they hit the runway? With no foil and only engine braking and must have been uncontrollably fast, I'm guessing at least 300 knots +. It's simply amazing that anyone survived at all.

  • Dave ET
    Dave ET 21 день назад

    Just to let you know that RUclip just used your video to try to sell subscriptions to its RUclip Premium. Three sets of ads within the first five minutes! I almost stopped watching but the frequency of ads lessened after that point. Figures RUclip would use important videos like yours to sell their wares. If I watch another video that does that I will just stop watching the video. Thanks for the info tho. Important to retell these events, but would have appreciated a bit more of the aftermath (how many were hospitalized and left handicapped, how did the groundcrew respond, etc). Thanks again!

  • The Scoop!
    The Scoop! 21 день назад

    Excellent job. Sad ending.

  • Judy Dutko
    Judy Dutko 22 дня назад


  • Ron Koshar
    Ron Koshar 22 дня назад

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  • Lewis Ferrigno
    Lewis Ferrigno 22 дня назад

    ; h

  • Becky Rode
    Becky Rode 22 дня назад

    "After a few mishaps" I'd say causing the death of so many children is much more then a "mishap" Imagine being a flight attendant & you look out on the faces of 60 children to tell them to brace. How horribly sad. No offense to the pilots of course who did an amazing job

  • Joe Smoo
    Joe Smoo 23 дня назад


  • Mikestar Wiz
    Mikestar Wiz 23 дня назад

    I know nothing about piloting but am excited by the comments... I represent +254

  • Glen Nason
    Glen Nason 23 дня назад

    I read somewhere they later ran this scenario in a flight simulator with 40 different crews and none of them made it to anywhere near the airport.

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    Avis Woehrle 23 дня назад

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  • David Ran
    David Ran 23 дня назад

    It is 2018 and no one has to die from ✈️ crush. New invention doing by now. Small both for 3 or 4 human , any way something that life can be saved!

  • Anon Hackit
    Anon Hackit 23 дня назад


  • Feroz Ahmed Khan
    Feroz Ahmed Khan 24 дня назад

    thank you for your nice video, @X Pilot want to share it with social media, permission me please.

    • X Pilot
      X Pilot  24 дня назад

      Feroz Ahmed Khan No problem, share it where you want :)

  • Billy Rosales
    Billy Rosales 24 дня назад

    i remember when this happend

  • Mark Olander
    Mark Olander 25 дней назад

    185 survived. Amazing pilots.

  • R8R 4LIFE
    R8R 4LIFE 25 дней назад

    Thats why I'm scared to fly..99% of crashes are no survivors..RIP

    • GLaDOS
      GLaDOS 23 дня назад

      R8R 4LIFE Wrong.

  • John Schofield
    John Schofield 25 дней назад

    No problem. I'm an expert on MS Commercial Pilot Extreme. Just let me on the flight deck.

  • its me
    its me 25 дней назад


  • William Perkins
    William Perkins 25 дней назад

    I thought this was a TWA flight?

  • Karren Richards
    Karren Richards 25 дней назад

    I will never fly on any Douglas plane. Years ago I worked for a sub contractor for Douglas. Their inspections consisted of drinks for lunch.

  • Paul Malnar
    Paul Malnar 25 дней назад

    There are so many things about this flight that set it apart from any other. It's impossible to ignore the tragic loss of life, but beyond that is one of the rarest events ever, let alone in aviation. You have an experienced and knowledgeable flight crew who are presented with a dire circumstance that requiring them to requalify themselves on a moment to moment basis . Then to top it all off one the passengers is a pilot and instructor with expertise in that type of aircraft and became pivotal(no pun intended)in helping the crew save as many lives as they did. Wow! It would be strange to see a spectator on the field helping the team win and damn near impossible to get a third pilot in the cockpit! Hats off to the greatest flight crew to ever take to the air!

  • David James
    David James 26 дней назад

    Bad plane design. They should design planes so they can somehow be flown if there is a major failure like this. What about some old school mechanical emergency controls using cables instead of hydraulics? They should be able to set flaps using some emergency manual crank that uses cables. Planes need a lot of backup systems to be safe. Let's get with the program!

  • Eric Scoles
    Eric Scoles 26 дней назад

    This is one of the flights included in the powerful play/film _Charlie Victor Romeo_ [].

  • Thomas Williams
    Thomas Williams 26 дней назад

    I hate flying.

  • samuel thomas
    samuel thomas 26 дней назад

    evenif the caption had 3million hours what is the use there is one precaution method that is--

  • Art Houston
    Art Houston 26 дней назад

    This is what CRM is all about.

  • StarwatchTheMovie
    StarwatchTheMovie 27 дней назад

    A warning in your video might be nice the next time you do one of these.

  • Boyntonstu
    Boyntonstu 27 дней назад

    My 2 friends and their 2 children were aboard that flight. The children were in the seat in front of their parents. Only the children survived.

  • George Obregon
    George Obregon 27 дней назад

    How in the world did Captain Fitch survive the crash, sitting on the cockpit floor?
    /Thank you Jesus.

  • caught you in another lie
    caught you in another lie 27 дней назад +1

    air travel is about the worst idea ever

    • GLaDOS
      GLaDOS 23 дня назад

      this space left intentionally blank It's the most sucessful idea don't know what you are on about.

  • Cathie Braun
    Cathie Braun 27 дней назад

    I flew on D.C. 10's for years, as a flight attendant.Yes I remember this flight. I was based in Los Angeles back then. I rember the D.C. 10's going off line for checks after this. This was a horrible accident with faulty equipment. We were afraid of this plane for months while they were being overhauled. Very sad. The pilots did the best they could.

  • computarman
    computarman 27 дней назад

    I was wondering about casualties and Of the 296 passengers and crew on board, 111 died in the accident and 185 survived in total. The pilots did an admirable job under the circumstances.

  • Randy Karnell
    Randy Karnell 27 дней назад

    No panic in Denny Fitch or the co-pilot's.
    Business as usual.
    I'm no hero he'd later insist.

  • Randy Karnell
    Randy Karnell 27 дней назад

    "...To Dream The Impossible Dream..."
    ..."To Fight The Unbeatable Foe..."

  • James Agans
    James Agans 27 дней назад

    Why did they not land gear up in the myriad of corn fields where the corn stalks might buffer and eventually slow down the aircraft? Why would you want to hit concrete or asphalt instead of corn??????

    • Kenton Kirkpatrick
      Kenton Kirkpatrick 27 дней назад

      I've thought the same thing since day-1. Big, fluffy corn field next to the runway! Also, did the crew dump their fuel before they landed? No fuel, no fire. Also less weight means less inertia -makes plane easier to control. Smoke from fire killed a lot of people. Another thing, they brought a crippled plane right over a heavily populated city.

  • Marilyn Dillard
    Marilyn Dillard 27 дней назад

    Who was the pilot??? And why?

  • fish oil
    fish oil 27 дней назад

    I knew guy who was on that plane and walked away

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  • nikhil nikhil
    nikhil nikhil 27 дней назад

    How to record

  • sam wiz
    sam wiz 27 дней назад

    that why it is easy to die harder

  • Richard Johnson
    Richard Johnson 28 дней назад

    What a load of piffle to say the DC-10 was the most successful aircraft ever made. It had a design fault and its safety record was piss poor to such an extent that the FAA grounded the aircraft temporarily. With some 53 serious incidents recorded, I can only say good bloody riddance.

  • Bobby D
    Bobby D 28 дней назад

    But this is simulation, not real!

  • Guy Guyguy
    Guy Guyguy 28 дней назад

    The 2-meter inlet turbine fan FAILED - its maximum rpm is 3800 rpm. Half the containing bell housing BLEW OFF THE JET landing in a cornfield (of course) - it could just as easily blown the vertical stabilizer to pieces as well. That would equal the Japan Airlines Flight 123 for difficulty - it crashed.
    However the General Electric CF-6 engine is very successful with later redesign upgrades allowing it to power the Boeing 767 - Airbus 330.

  • Bubba Brother
    Bubba Brother 28 дней назад

    earth is FLAT .. why SHOW A CURVATURE ?? You fake false PHONY scumbags !

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      Guy Guyguy 28 дней назад

      Everyone knows IOWA is flat.

  • Theodore Vegh
    Theodore Vegh 29 дней назад

    If your engine stalls, then you must instantly do three things! Practice these three things every day 10 times per day so when that happens to you you will know what to do! 1- Switch to main tank! 2- Try to start the engine! 3- Look for a safe place to land!

  • Rufus Jackson
    Rufus Jackson 29 дней назад

    Damnable, stupid commercials.

  • johnny llooddte
    johnny llooddte 29 дней назад +2

    heroic yes, but they lost 110 passengers.. i think not spectacular

    • GLaDOS
      GLaDOS 23 дня назад +1

      johnny llooddte With no controls i'd say that was pretty sucessful.

  • johnny llooddte
    johnny llooddte 29 дней назад +1

    we fly dc 1010s with L1011s

  • Blue Rue
    Blue Rue 29 дней назад

    They did their very best because they knew their plane was full of children, it's a miracle anyone survived. those men were not about to give up thank God !!! amazing men !

  • Smot Poker
    Smot Poker Месяц назад

    I was sitting in a bar at LAX waiting for a flight to Minnesota and they were showing this crash on the TV. I got the bartender to sell me a bottle of VO whiskey for 80 bucks.

  • Grey Jay
    Grey Jay Месяц назад

    Incredible skill and creative thinking, in the face of terrible crisis.

  • Robert Bass
    Robert Bass Месяц назад

    I take my hat off to the pilots and my condolences to the families of the dead. As for DC 10 being reliable, hmm. They have had a reputation for issues. I will not fly on a DC 10 or a 737 because there have been too many incidents with both

  • Gordon Keane
    Gordon Keane Месяц назад

    Didn't they make a movie about this crash?
    I didn't know so many died in this incident, but the pilots made it possible for many others to live.

    • Gordon Keane
      Gordon Keane 8 дней назад

      Thanks for that. I had forgotten the name of it, but remember watching it once.

    • Sylvia isgod
      Sylvia isgod 8 дней назад +1

      Yes, it's called, "Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232"

  • G Hardin
    G Hardin Месяц назад

    Worked for a 3rd party contractor building DC-10's mid 70's. From what I saw and experienced, I never flew on a DC-10 again.

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