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Pan Am Flight 115, operated by Pan American World Airways Boeing 707-121 N712PA (Clipper Washington), was a commercial flight from Paris via London to New York City. At 22.05 GMT (16.05EDT) on 3 February 1959 it was involved in one of the most notable jet upset incidents of the jet airliner age, over the North Atlantic near Newfoundland.
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One of the few cases where I saw pilot error is...bah...sorry, I just think it was the guys in the garage this time. Sorry. And the guys upstairs, oh yeah. I just wonder how much you can monitor something...there's monitoring and then there's just being OCD and ridiculous. I hope the company got sued for emotional trauma caused--your in a plane diving thousands of feet is pretty traumatic. I hope they got sued for that and punitive damages.
Lanky Coon (7 days ago)
Marie Sanche (9 days ago)
Plunge in the Atlantic?
Not at all!
I think t’was the wrong title......
But thank God they made it.
We must pray for the pilots!!!
Goodfella (15 days ago)
These near miss/miraculous recoveries are great. Please do TWA 841.
Lou Cypher (16 days ago)
akwardturtleee (16 days ago)
Could you make a Video about the Bomb in an Suitcase that was in an Pan Am B747
AD77 (18 days ago)
Pan Am and the 707. Two icons from a bygone era.
Both sorely missed.
Laura Schuck (19 days ago)
Whew! Now I can sleep-this story had a happy ending! Why do I watch before bed and stress myself out? 🤔
DA H (22 days ago)
I’m always so relieved when there’s no crash or injuries at the end. I let out a little cheer each time. These videos are exhausting!
Nexus (24 days ago)
Well done to the pilots and crew for recovering that scary situation with no loss of life. I felt pretty sickened watching the altitude dropping so quickly
AntPDC (28 days ago)
1959? It's amazing what they did with the existing technology back then. I wonder autopilots worked without computers? Mind you, a decade later and we were on the Moon.
life is to short (1 month ago)
Wholly shit what an amazing pilot / captain
Not in my town (1 month ago)
Steven Miller (1 month ago)
I've become fascinated with these simulations the past couple weeks and I have to say, didn't see a happy ending here as these type of uncontrolled descents are so very hard to recover from when equipment is malfunctioning. Major props to the Cap for assuming authoritative control and avoiding a crash.
j p (1 month ago)
another good ending. bet the passengers went and had a good steak dinner after that one
MisterMasterShafter1 (1 month ago)
February 3rd, 1959 - Unfortunately, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper weren't so lucky that day.
Ray's Dad (1 month ago)
The 707 was a great plane. All the Boeing commercial planes today (and all the Airbus commercial planes too, to be honest) are modifications of the 707.
Graeme Williams (1 month ago)
In 1963 a North West 720 lost control in storms & severe turbulence & broke up during a similar descent.
.HoneyLove. (1 month ago)
How is it that the airline blames the pilot when they didn't fix the problem the first or second time it happened?
The airline bears a lot of the responsibility for it.
Kudos to the pilot for knowing what to do in that situation.
Hot Rockin' (2 months ago)
The ride of your life...😆💥🤔
Evan Moyer (2 months ago)
When flying a plane meant flying the plane. Beautifully handled by whole crew.
mattez hackblip (2 months ago)
Wow. The same day called ”The day music died”.. Google it!
markissable (2 months ago)
I know the passengers had to be pissing in their pants though!
Wyatt Boothby (2 months ago)
The way you told the story left out that they throttled back up after recovery. When the Captain got wings level and positive climb rate I kept yelling at the screen "throttle up! throttle up!!" then the next thing I see is that they're back at 310. But I gotta say, I'm enjoying your vids, keep 'em coming, and I hope to never be featured on your channel.
Robert Gantry (2 months ago)
Where is Waldo?
B bo (2 months ago)
The passengers must have been screaming their heads off. Imagine all those Gs as the plane was rolling down. Holly crap.
ANNIE H. (2 months ago)
Great 👍 video! Those pilots did a terrific job. Wasn’t Gander the airport where planes from Europe to the United States were rerouted on 9/11 after the terrorist attacks and the air space over the States was closed?
Trish McCarthy (2 months ago)
ANNIE H. Yes. Planes from the east diverted to Gander & those from the west flew into Victoria or Vancouver.
ron burgundy (2 months ago)
Great work by the pilots in the end. Can't imagine what it must have been like for the Passengers...
BadlyDrawnGirl1664 (2 months ago)
Wow!! Talk about stick and rudder skills that's literally ALL they had.
rideordieguy rideordieguy (2 months ago)
HOW THE F DID I GET HOOKED ON THIS SHIT
Liza Tanzawa (3 months ago)
Well, maybe if Captain Peters hadn't had to fill out that damn form, he could have been more attentive. They NEVER blame the bureaucrats!
Kimmy Middleton (3 months ago)
WELLL , OF COURSE, THEY ARE GOING TO BLAME THE PILOTS..WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD THEY HOLD BOEING RESPONSIBLE FOR A MANUFACTURING ERROR/GLITCH/WHATEVER???? (I SAY WITH THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF SARCASM I CAN MUSTER!!!!!)....THAT, IS JUST A SHIZZNITTY THING TO DO
Matt JC (3 months ago)
Back in the day when someone had some balls to make decision and follow through on it without panicking.
Piyush InfoUna (3 months ago)
I'm 22 and even my father wasn't born at that time... The thing is it's hard to believe that autopilot still existed in those times too.
Steven Gird (3 months ago)
I work for Rockwell Collins on FCC-70X flight director for 747, 757, and 767. 1959 was before my time. I imagine the F/D and A/P back then had vacuum tubes. Probably vulnerable to cold, condensation, and vibration.
Jordan Williams (3 months ago)
I'm loving the stories were they end up landing & no one dies.
Eric Edison (3 months ago)
That's a PHEW right there
Rosanne Coffman (4 months ago)
Great video, Allev
michael flegel (4 months ago)
No one should have been found at fault of the flight crew. No, they should have been awarded the Silver Star 4 bravery. Back in those days with the jet brand new no one even believed that such a recovery was possible. I would say that this was an outright example of pilot coolness under pressure. Remember, needs one air show Pilots and they were working in the dark with half the panel lights out. Amazing
davidca96 (4 months ago)
For some reason it makes me sad that most planes like this end up scrapped, it literally doesnt exist anymore.
jony joe (4 months ago)
it was nail biter there for a while. I thought everyone was going to perish.
cowdog64 (4 months ago)
The happy endings or all too infrequent, but thanks for including them.
ky malone (4 months ago)
I was on that plane
MrCapi55 (4 months ago)
What a "Crowning" of this video with those Exclusive air to air takes/ scenes Allec Joshua Ibay! Thank You.
a cauldo (4 months ago)
I felt so panicked when the instrument lights went black and the artificial horizon was spinning uselessly. No idea how that pilot had the presence of mind to get his bearings and keep flying. I’d be trying not to faint.
kramden (4 months ago)
That was sure a close one....Good save, in spite of whatever mistakes might have been made...
Narf (4 months ago)
Once again they blame one of the pilots but somehow they had the same problem twice before. Then the plane has several owners and eventually gets scrapped. The plane was a piece of shit obviously
Love To Travel (4 months ago)
That we had such technology and such amazing aircraft 70 years ago.
Doug van der Hoop (4 months ago)
This is why you want a seasoned professional working on your aircraft. End of conversation.
Yidris (4 months ago)
You never mentioned the part where the pilot's throttled back up
Dikachu Weevee (5 months ago)
Good job Alec Joshua IBAY! I really like your videos! Hope to see more! Can I request a video about: The 10 top airlines in the world?Hope my suggestion can be accepted! Hope that you r channel will have a lot of subscribers!
D'yer Maker (5 months ago)
The passengers were wearing their lunch by the time they landed.
bob bobo (5 months ago)
The captain was in the back renewing his mile high club card in one of those stupid hot stewardesses back in the day. Even into the early 80's they were stupid hot. There was no dudes or very rare. Never saw a dude stewardess until the 90's. Nothing wrong with it, of course, but it was like the playboy mansion flying way back haha. Good for a hetro teenager. =D
novola1972 (5 months ago)
Great video thanks a lot
Stevey Irwin (5 months ago)
amazing calling it the plunge, a im watching im still hoping they make it but thinking they are going into the water the whole time, whatta twist!!!
evans haller (5 months ago)
Daniel Maverick (5 months ago)
Lady Hamilton's Black Pussy (5 months ago)
good ! a rare happy ending !
RivaRidge'72 (6 months ago)
Sadly, this wouldn't be the end of a serious problem regarding a Boeing 707 and the automatic pilot system. In brief, on March 1, 1962 an American Airlines 707 took off from Idlewild (now JFK) airport in New York bound for Los Angeles (it was their then famous flight # 1). The American Airlines 707 lifted off and a "faulty command" (to the rudder) from the auto-pilot system caused the plane to sharply bank and crash into a swamp just two minutes after take-off - killing all 95 souls aboard. This 1962 accident was the fifth deadly accident involving a 707 and at the time the most deadly. There were several notable people on that flight - including the mother of Linda Eastman, who some years later would marry (Beatle) Paul McCartney. Linda (who passed on in 1998) would later say that she never enjoyed flying given what had happened to her mother (and who could blame her?) Anyway, thanks for the fascinating post and it's great to see some of these stories turn out so well. The pilot of PA #115 luckily had several thousands of feet under his craft and thus had "the space" in which to regain control.
Cooker Cook (6 months ago)
Did you hear the news about the crashed plane recently?
Jon Cechvala (6 months ago)
Never flying again...EVER !
Yacobus Fitri (6 months ago)
I wish Pan Am still exists today
Sarah Khan (6 months ago)
I am happy at least all are saved
NikaBlazing (6 months ago)
I follow you on instagram
pec104 (6 months ago)
I'd like to see one about a VC-10 but they never had an incident.
Jose Rivera (6 months ago)
I no see plane!!!...totaly dark.
Azeem Nagir (6 months ago)
Allec Joshua Ibay (6 months ago)
Azeem Nagir how is this click bait?
john harris (6 months ago)
Happy everyone survived...excellent pilots!
Terry Maloney (6 months ago)
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER (6 months ago)
Good job, but you need to change color of the font, cant read it
Some One (6 months ago)
Thank you God
Patty Timmons (6 months ago)
Plz make Arrow Air Flight 1285
prac2 (6 months ago)
Justin Cantrell (6 months ago)
Blame the captain? With the prior issues this was on the airline.
The_Admiral (6 months ago)
You never Did The Smolensk Crash.
P. Walsh (6 months ago)
Gettin real tired of your shit, Otto.
TheAeroAvatar (6 months ago)
Very happy this near-disaster had a much better ending.
cprice2011 (6 months ago)
Please do flight 227 !
TBshooterz 10 (6 months ago)
Gejor Dominguez (6 months ago)
Uni BlackSister (6 months ago)
I'm surprised you haven't done United flight 553 yet
Random Gamer Guy (6 months ago)
The 707 had a autopilot? O_O
gomphrena (6 months ago)
The sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach told me this wasn't going to end well ... but IT DID!
The pilots may have been partially to blame here, but who signed off on this jet's airworthiness, not once but twice?
I'd have given all the cockpit crew a meritorious air safety award!
T J N (6 months ago)
Finally people lived...
davidLw15 (6 months ago)
Amazing these 707 pilots were able to get out of this back in 1959 and the AF 447 pilots could not get out of their stall despite all the technology some 50 years later. Could it be the 707 was a better aircraft or were the pilots better trained in manual control? Would like to hear a comment from a current or retired pilotor other expert. I had the pleasure of boarding dozens of 707s as a passenger from 1960 through about 1981.
Kory Looper (1 day ago)
davidLw15 It seems old school pilots relied on basic instruments and training while modern pilots rely on technology.
Wal (3 months ago)
I'm not a pilot at all but I remember some people commenting on AF447 that the most basic skill in a jet is 70% throttle and 5% nose up to maintain level flight. The PICs apparently had not the capability to measure their control inputs against even the most basic flying "common sense" - and so they crashed it.
Sharon Weinapple (6 months ago)
Hope someone trained replies to this good question.
TheOceanLiner Recreator (6 months ago)
You can redue the 9/11 planes video?
PrankTube OFFICIAL (6 months ago)
the sound in the plane is so creepy
DeltaFoxtrotWhiskey3 (6 months ago)
"Captain set the throttles to idle" followed shortly by "the plane entered a steep climb" had me absolutely sure this was going to end in a stall & crash. Glad they made it.
Sucks the pilot got blamed for "not monitoring the progress of the flight" despite that literally being what he was doing when this happened. WTF? This was clearly a maintenance error all the way around in terms of the auto-pilot malfunctioning twice and not being replaced. Then the autopilot light dimming sounds like a design flaw. I get that it's important for lights to dim in the cockpit in certain conditions, but having any light (let alone on a critical system) capable of being dimmed to the point it no longer visibly illuminates is insane.
J Stenberg (2 months ago)
Me too, there was no "power back up"....so I was waiting for an unrecoverable stall at 10k. whew!
M K (3 months ago)
Hahah me too, those were my thoughts exactly.
David Ejindu (6 months ago)
another awesome video allec joshua ibay Keep up the good work and make some more videos! i want to channel to grow more and more so other people can see what you are posting!
Ns Girish (6 months ago)
Another excellent video. relieved to see that the plane made it to the destination safe
Niels Pemberton (6 months ago)
A skillful recovery worthy of Mr. Taduz Wrona
30 And Hating It (6 months ago)
"Ah, I see Allec Joshua Ibay just uploaded a new video!" - Translation: The most depressing channel on YouTube just got a little more depressing...
Sashazur (6 months ago)
These videos are totally addictive!
Budgie Bricks (6 months ago)
Make Pan am flight 103
JazzTruckin (6 months ago)
Yup, it's so easy to blame the Pilots, and SHAME on those who did. I have absolute total respect for the Pilots here.
Slide First (6 months ago)
Unistal Protogent 360 (6 months ago)
Do Avianca 52 next!
James Dillion (6 months ago)
The push button candy ass pilots of today probly wouldv'r killed everyone on board.
James Dillion (6 months ago)
Captains fault my ass. It was probably an experienced WWII pilot that saved the plane.
Seymore Kuntz (6 months ago)
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