Airline Disasters - and Near Misses by milton

Question 9

Despite a losing all hydraulic power and therefore all ability to manipulate the flight controls (rudder, elevators, ailerons, flaps) following a midair uncontained failure of the tail-mounted #2 engine, the crew of this DC-10 en route to Chicago from Denver managed to guide the plane to a fiery crash landing at Sioux City airport on July 19, 1989, killing 111 of those aboard. A DC-10 instructor who was a passenger on the flight assisted the crew by delicately varying the thrust on each of the two remaining engines, enabling them to reach the runway and preserve 185 lives.

United Airlines