Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

For those wondering what this is about before jumping into the PDF. It is an article from the captain's perspective of a flight in 1977, where a Lockheed L-1011's left elevator jammed (corrosion) during take-off forcing the plane to pitch up.

The captain, Capt. Jack McMahan, was awarded the FAA's Distinguished Service Award for successfully landing the plane by using a thrust differential between the wing engines and tail engine to counteract the upward pitch, preventing a stall.

The (short) Wikipedia article can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Air_Lines_Flight_1080




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: