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UA232 Hero pilot Denny Fitch dies at 69

Started by ArcherII, May 10, 2012, 04:01:04 PM

ArcherII

Truly sad news for the entire aviation and non-aviation community. Captain Denny Fitch died on May 7 of brain cancer.
He was the DC10 instructor who happened to be on board UA232's D10 when an in-flight triple hydraulic failure threatened the lives of 295 people. His contribution enabled to perform a miraculous crash landing in Sioux City and save the lives of 184 persons.

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Denny_Fitch_Flight_232_Dies_206668-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS


Here's some youtube footage of an interview he gave about that event: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPu0chBQeUk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u379BQIFk1U&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBNrPgTSrDA&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyiV3uGIYnE&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_v_P5fUGSo&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sweavVGf1NM&feature=relmfu

ucfknightryan

Wow.  :(  I actually just watched that interview you linked on youtube a couple of weeks ago, it's definitely worth a watch.

-Ryan

Dasha

Have a safe flight to Heaven Captain Denny.

May you rest in peace.
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