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On the afternoon of July 19, 1989, a United Airlines, McDonnell Douglas DC10 aircraft lost engine number two soon after take-off from Sioux City airport. The cockpit crew soon learned that not one, but all three hydraulic systems had failed.
The initiating factor was the disintegration of a fan in the number two (centre, tail) engine which caused the penetration of the hydraulics systems, and a loss of all three hydraulic controls.
The aircraft could have flown with just one of the hydraulic systems functioning, and emergency manuals covered ‘what to do’ in the event of a failure in any two systems, but not ‘what to do’ in the event of a failure of all three.
Employing great skill and teamwork, the Unflyable Plane was landed by the pilot and co-pilot at a nearby airport, saving the lives of the majority on board.
Subsequently, all DC10's were altered to prevent the recurrence of this problem.
- Emergency procedures
- Safety and rescue systems
- Statutory policymaking
- Aircraft safety design issues
- Training and accreditation issues
- Aircraft engineering