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Alfred Haynes: The Pilot Who Saved Millions

On July 19, 1989, Captain Alfred Haynes likely didn't have the time to realize two significant items about the day ahead of him. He was presented with a certainty that not many people are in a position to acknowledge: he was supposed to die that very day. The other thing he surely missed is that he saved millions of lives by his actions. On that July day, his McDonnell Douglas DC-10 took off from Denver heading to Philadelphia with 285…

Alfred Haynes: The Pilot Who Saved Millions

On July 19, 1989, Captain Alfred Haynes likely didn't have the time to realize two significant items about the day ahead of him. He was presented with a certainty that not many people are in a position to acknowledge: he was supposed to die that very day. The other thing…

30 Years Later: Remembering United Flight 232

On July 19, 1989, the crew of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago was faced with the impossible task of flying a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 with 296 people on board after losing all three hydraulic systems. With the event occurring 30 years ago on Friday, it remains as…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: DETA Air

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the newly-formed Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region of Europe would become a melting pot of new privatized airlines looking to capitalize on new markets and untapped services inside these newly independent nations. This trend would see airline rise in fall in the…