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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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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 (6 days ago)
Back in the day when someone had some balls to make decision and follow through on it without panicking.
Piyush InfoUna (8 days 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 (11 days 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 (23 days ago)
I'm loving the stories were they end up landing & no one dies.
Eric Edison (26 days ago)
That's a PHEW right there
Rosanne Coffman (30 days ago)
Great video, Allev
michael flegel (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
For some reason it makes me sad that most planes like this end up scrapped, it literally doesnt exist anymore.
jony joe (1 month ago)
it was nail biter there for a while. I thought everyone was going to perish.
cowdog64 (1 month ago)
The happy endings or all too infrequent, but thanks for including them.
ky malone (1 month ago)
I was on that plane
MrCapi55 (1 month ago)
What a "Crowning" of this video with those Exclusive air to air takes/ scenes Allec Joshua Ibay! Thank You.
Bert Macklin (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
That was sure a close one....Good save, in spite of whatever mistakes might have been made...
Narf (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
That we had such technology and such amazing aircraft 70 years ago.
Doug van der Hoop (1 month ago)
This is why you want a seasoned professional working on your aircraft. End of conversation.
Yidris (1 month ago)
You never mentioned the part where the pilot's throttled back up
Dikachu Weevee (2 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 (2 months ago)
The passengers were wearing their lunch by the time they landed.
bob bobo (2 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 (2 months ago)
Great video thanks a lot
Stevey Irwin (2 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 (2 months ago)
Daniel Maverick (2 months ago)
Geetyuur Assoff DaSofa (2 months ago)
good ! a rare happy ending !
RivaRidge'72 (3 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 (3 months ago)
Did you hear the news about the crashed plane recently?
Jon Cechvala (3 months ago)
Never flying again...EVER !
Yacobus Fitri (3 months ago)
I wish Pan Am still exists today
Sarah Khan (3 months ago)
I am happy at least all are saved
Takashi TerraCraftGamer (3 months ago)
I follow you on instagram
pec104 (3 months ago)
I'd like to see one about a VC-10 but they never had an incident.
Jose Rivera (3 months ago)
I no see plane!!!...totaly dark.
Azeem Nagir (3 months ago)
Allec Joshua Ibay (3 months ago)
Azeem Nagir how is this click bait?
john harris (3 months ago)
Happy everyone survived...excellent pilots!
Terry Maloney (3 months ago)
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER (3 months ago)
Good job, but you need to change color of the font, cant read it
Some One (3 months ago)
Thank you God
Patty Timmons (3 months ago)
Plz make Arrow Air Flight 1285
prac2 (3 months ago)
Justin Cantrell (3 months ago)
Blame the captain? With the prior issues this was on the airline.
TheFormosanFederation (3 months ago)
You never Did The Smolensk Crash.
P. Walsh (3 months ago)
Gettin real tired of your shit, Otto.
TheAeroAvatar (3 months ago)
Very happy this near-disaster had a much better ending.
cprice2011 (3 months ago)
Please do flight 227 !
TBshooterz 10 (3 months ago)
Gejor Dominguez (3 months ago)
Uni BlackSister (3 months ago)
I'm surprised you haven't done United flight 553 yet
Random Gamer Guy (3 months ago)
The 707 had a autopilot? O_O
gomphrena (3 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 (3 months ago)
Finally people lived...
davidLw15 (3 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.
Wal (29 days 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 (3 months ago)
Hope someone trained replies to this good question.
TheOceanLiner Recreator (3 months ago)
You can redue the 9/11 planes video?
STIMP VIDEOS (3 months ago)
the sound in the plane is so creepy
DeltaFoxtrotWhiskey3 (3 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.
Milla Kilpi (5 days ago)
Hahah me too, those were my thoughts exactly.
David Ejindu (3 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 (3 months ago)
Another excellent video. relieved to see that the plane made it to the destination safe
Niels Pemberton (3 months ago)
A skillful recovery worthy of Mr. Taduz Wrona
30 And Hating It (3 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 (3 months ago)
These videos are totally addictive!
Budgie Bricks (3 months ago)
Make Pan am flight 103
JazzTruckin (3 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 (3 months ago)
Unistal Protogent 360 (3 months ago)
Do Avianca 52 next!
James Dillion (3 months ago)
The push button candy ass pilots of today probly wouldv'r killed everyone on board.
James Dillion (3 months ago)
Captains fault my ass. It was probably an experienced WWII pilot that saved the plane.
Seymore Kuntz (3 months ago)
My name is Seymore, and I am an Allecoholic.
Llanetaboy (3 months ago)
AeroSucre Flight 4544 please 🙂
THE BOEING 747-400 (3 months ago)
Please make Pan Am flight 103
Wilmer Loja (3 months ago)
Yes, now THIS is action without any death. So cool, yet frightening. Can’t wait for PSA Flight 1771! Best YouTuber ever!!!!
Werewolf (3 months ago)
David Boeing 7X7 (3 months ago)
Can you do a video about that Ryanair flight that crash landed in Rome back in 2008?? Thanks. Great video as always.
BassGirlSusan (3 months ago)
Feb 3 1959 is near the time of Buddy Holly crash, I think
adib mouhanna (3 months ago)
Abe Dekok (3 months ago)
*We old school now, bois* Sadden by the fact before the debut of the 707 there weren't many major air catastrophes that influenced modern airtravel as it was still new.
Michael W (3 months ago)
Loved the video I was hoping to see a actual video detailing what happened with flight 115. The 707 is my favorite airplane.. Nice job
Gaming Express (3 months ago)
I also have the highest video quality on my vids.
FSEVENMAN (3 months ago)
thanks to a badass flight crew they save that thing nice job guys
baraxor (3 months ago)
Quite interesting to look at a re-creation of an old-school transoceanic flight, with minimal black boxes, and simple RDF and Loran for navigation.
I'm lucky to be old enough to remember these beautiful Boeing 707s and Douglas DC-8s in service, and the screaming of those Pratt & Whitney turbojets on takeoff, that would shake the terminal area.
Smol Boi (3 months ago)
Maybe do Pan Am 214?
woofwgn (3 months ago)
Another great one, Allec. Thanks!
Aarow Thomas (3 months ago)
I would like to see more close calls or near disasters. These are more uplifting.
Rob Hill (3 months ago)
Phew.....I didn't like where this one was going at first.
Warblerab 295 (3 months ago)
At the beginning of the video, you list Captain Waldo Lynch, co-pilot Captain Samuel Peters, Flight Engineer Second Officer George Sinski, Flight Navigator John Laird, and a company dispatcher sitting on the jumpseat. That is five people. I only see four seats in that cockpit.
FUBAR Model Yard (3 months ago)
Great save. Here's a couple links that may interest you. https://www.gendisasters.com/louisiana/11580/new-orleans-la-plane-crashes-motel-mar-1967 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Air_Lines_Flight_304
NewTube Guy (3 months ago)
Ho-lee shit, man.
Air Travel12 (3 months ago)
Were black people In the back?, and white In the front?
Neil Newhall (3 months ago)
Another wonderfully done video, Allec.
RR KNL (3 months ago)
What the captain did here is commonly called a 'critical attitude recovery'.
Back in the 70s and 80s when I got my instrument rating and ATP, I practiced a LOT of these.
The most common way it to wear a 'hood'. This is a sort of hat that has a very long bill so you can see only the instrument panel even in good weather. The instructor will have you look down so you can't see anything then he will make a bunch of odd turns and changes in attitude resulting in the wings being turned sharply and the nose way up or down.
Then he'll tell you to recover.
It takes a while to get good at it and you'll get 'rusty' quickly but this captain did exactly as he should have. Obviously, he practiced regularly.
Further, he did it without using the artificial horizon (now called the attitude indicator) because the gyro had tumbled. This is much more difficult.
The time and effort he put into maintaining his skills paid off.........
shhh quiet (8 days ago)
RR KNL wow, thanks for the input. I was impressed by the captains skills after watching this, (horrified ) and I'm even more impressed now after reading your statement on it. :)
Rangda Rangda (1 month ago)
I love these videos because they give a lay person like me some expert insight into what's gone on, and then in the comments there are other people with expertise such as yourself to give us further insight. Only just discovered this channel and I'm watching 3 or 4 videos a day and reading through the comments too.
RR KNL (3 months ago)
In a coordinated turn, at the force is downward, not to the side.
In a plane, during a very steep turn, a glass of water on the floor will not spill at all, it'll stay just as it was during level flight. In a car, it's completely different. Cars cannot do coordinated turns.
Critical attitude recovery without the use of the artificial horizon (attitude indicator) is accomplished by using the needle-and-ball (now called a turn coordinator) and airspeed.
This instrument has a needle that points straight up and will deflect right of left based on the rate of turn regardless of the position of the wings. it also has a ball in a glass tube (very much like a carpenters level) that is in the center during a coordinated turn and will deflect right or left during a non-coordinated turn.
The more modern version of this, called a turn coordinator, has the same ball but the needle part is horizontal and looks like miniature plane wings. The two instruments do the same thing, they just look a bit different.
HKA (3 months ago)
DeltaFoxtrotWhiskey3: I think in most cases the crew do realize there is a problem; the issue is knowing exactly where "down" and hence the horizon is. If the plane is in a spin of some fashion, the net force on any object in the plane will be the vector sum of the gravitational and centrifugal forces. Dropping a coin tells you the direction of the overall force. But without knowing the direction and magnitude of the spin, you would not be able to deduce from that the direction of earth's gravity.
DeltaFoxtrotWhiskey3 (3 months ago)
If your horizon isn't working, couldn't you drop a small object to the floor? If, instead of what you think is straight down, it goes to the Left or Right walls (or God forbid the ceiling) you've got a very bad problem.
Sagads Alih (3 months ago)
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Mercian Mapper (3 months ago)
Can you do British Midlands flight 92 please, thanks
missy white (3 months ago)
Wow! The graphics/visuals on this video are excellent. Like touring a vintage plane at OshKosh. Good job, Allec!
Jonathan Klippstein (3 months ago)
AGain perfect opportunity for benny hill theme....
Ericjc49 (3 months ago)
This happened on the same day Buddy Holly and the La Bamba singer died in a plane accident.
David Steadman (2 days ago)
Joseph Ragsdale (3 months ago)
Wait, isn't February 3, 1959 the day when buddy holly, Ritchie valens and big bopper die in a plane crash in Clear Lake?
Jaive 75 (3 months ago)
Do Air India Flight 182
When life gives you Lemons (3 months ago)
Can you do the one where a wife and husband were in a plane and the husband (pilot) died and his wife (80 y/o) had to land the plane with no experience