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How to Crash a Plane

How to Crash a Plane

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Nickolas Means

November 16, 2015
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  1. HOW TO CRASH A PLANE NICKOLAS MEANS / @NMEANS

  2. July 19, 1989

  3. Denver Stapleton International Airport

  4. United Flight 232 Denver Stapleton to Chicago O'Hare

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  6. McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 N1819U

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  10. !

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  12. Captain Al Haynes

  13. Al, I can't control the plane!

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  15. We're rolling!

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  17. "Ladies and gentlemen, we've lost our tail engine, but this

    aircraft can fly fine with the two remaining engines. We're going to descend and continue on to Chicago."
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  19. We've lost all our hydraulics.

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  22. Elevators

  23. Ailerons

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  26. The only question I had was how long it was

    going to take Iowa to hit me.
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  30. Phugoid

  31. Phugoid

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  39. GE CF6-6 Turbofan Engine

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  47. Brace! Brace! Brace!

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  53. Of 296 people on board, 185 survived.

  54. In the previous 25 years, no one had ever survived

    the complete loss of flight controls on an airliner.
  55. "The Safety Board believes that under the circumstances the UAL

    flightcrew performance was highly commendable and greatly exceeded reasonable expectations." — NTSB Aircraft Accident Report, United 232
  56. What made this crew different?

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  58. CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  59. NO HEROES

  60. EVERYONE HAS A VOICE

  61. SOFTWARE IS A TEAM SPORT

  62. THANKS! NICKOLAS MEANS / @NMEANS