Posted by: Korry | January 12, 2012

United Airlines Flight 232

OK, so I know that I said yesterday that today’s post would be about what makes a great captain (or a great leader). Unfortunately, life happens and my home remodeling has taken more time than I anticipated…so you’re going to have to wait until next week for that post. In it’s place is a link to a full-length episode of National Geographic’s Seconds From Disaster that highlights the crash of United Airlines flight 232 in Sioux City, Iowa. While 111 people died in the crash, what is even more amazing is that 185 people survived since the catastrophic mechanical failure that occurred during the flight rendered the plane nearly impossible to fly. Despite the challenges, the pilots determined creative ways of maneuvering the plane allowing them to bring the severely wounded bird to an airport where help was standing by.

The incredible story of United 232 is a testament to pilot skill, ingenuity and especially the power of teamwork in overcoming unimaginable obstacles.

Enjoy!

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