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This Plane Was About to Crash. Why Didn’t It? American Airlines Flight 96

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Find out what caused the crash of this American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Aircraft. Episode: Behind Closed Doors Part 1 (American Airlines Flight 96) Next Week Episode: Behind Closed Doors Part 2 Follow me on Instagram to get the latest updates: https://instagram.com/theflightchannelyt I spent a lot of time to create this video. Hope you liked it! Buy the hardware that I use here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/influencer20170928287?ref=ac_inf_hm_vp Or Here: CPU: http://amzn.to/2zvNOR9 GPU (Graphic Card): http://amzn.to/2hZyCSw GPU (Cheaper, but Good): http://amzn.to/2hoPxAT RAM: http://amzn.to/2yprDbF MOTHERBOARD: http://amzn.to/2yMYewl 4K MONITOR: http://amzn.to/2Ax0CV9 or http://amzn.to/2g8jzql MOUSE: http://amzn.to/2AxmXSE KEYBOARD: http://amzn.to/2hnHGU7 SSD Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/2fQ5ny8 Standard Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/2fG0t7D JOYSTICK: http://amzn.to/2lkUszi Note: Flight Simulator 2018 is not a new game. With this title I mean a combination of effects, add-ons and other things (added to Prepar3D v4.1 - 64bit) that make this video seem more real.
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Cristovao Dacosta (17 hours ago)
good Lord have mercy!
Astrid Miller (22 hours ago)
thank you awesome video...... well done...cheers astrid
john jones (1 day ago)
OK which is it the DC-10 or MD-80
Gamecock 38 (1 day ago)
That's what you call one heck of a Pilot and Gods graceful hand.
Raymondo Duberee Subscr1be 2 Me (1 day ago)
telutes (2 days ago)
I was a Crew Chief on the KC-10. We had a long safe flight to and from Saudi Arabia, with a few different stops, right after Desert Storm.
Nikolitsa Hasoura (2 days ago)
Congratulations...great ,brave pilots💐
(STUDENT)Nathan Turner (2 days ago)
that is fack
Sylvi11 (3 days ago)
Awesome job! i love your videos! keep it up :)
marco brenni (3 days ago)
A really great video: good job! This crew is to be honored: artists at work!
txny (4 days ago)
Reminds me a lot of United 232
txny (4 days ago)
It's crazy how people think planes are unsafe just because the media over covers it but they dont cover car crashes because happen so much
jecht fetalvero (5 days ago)
what a brave captain you had there! God is good!
warroom3542 (5 days ago)
A very well done video, so a big thank you to all involved in its production. Captain proved that you can not beat experience. Truly a hero in my opinion. Best to all.
Joshua Tackett (6 days ago)
The show "why planes crash" has become redundant explaining the fundamental principles that caused the crashes. Younger pilots are equipped with more auto pilot options and although they are taught how to do everything manually, they don't get much experience with manually flying. Imagine arithmetic before calculators. Math professionals would remain elastic and pathways that are fired while calculating arithmetic stay healthy. This is the pilot who has been flying since Vietnam and is confident with controlling the craft when things get out of control. My uncle flew helicopters in Vietnam and lost count of how many times he had to manually control a crash due to taking fire at very low altitude. Slamming the ground hurt but he lived. He said knowing how to disengage would not be enough when you are just a few seconds above the ground. He said "when the sugar turned to shit, muscle memory is what saved them." Now pilots have been reported bringing the nose up to recover from a stall! When you are decreasing speed as an attempt to assend, you have been on auto pilot too much and u need to take physics
John Buffum (6 days ago)
About computer control.  It must be programmed in.  If a new situation presents itself, that the program is not written to handle, it cannot handle it, and won't.  Long after the fact, the programmers program in the change, taking a month to do so in a corporate programming environment.  This doesn't help the unfortunates in the airplane.  Computers are great, but lack the flexibility of a living organism.  They're fast and accurate, but fast and accurate doesn't help if the program doesn't have instructions for the new situation.I was over 20 years in IT, handling decision support wireless networking, and database.  "Computers are great, WHEN THEY WORK", is an often told joke, but it's not really a joke.Total automation of the cockpit is coming, as is the self driving car.  Can't stop it.  In fact, total automation of every work function is coming.  Compare the factory of 1920 with the factory of today. Look at the kiosk design McDonalds.  One day, humans will not be needed at all to produce, service, or design anything.  I don't think I want to see that day, but what I want is irrelevant.  The need for MORE drives this, and cannot be stopped.  Orwell was too optimistic.
Kitty Watson (6 days ago)
Design flaws bring law suits..cost money. So Pilot error is the scapegoat. After all...pilot's usually dead...who's going to argue!
Frederick Kiel (6 days ago)
I wonder if passengers were told they were returning to airport because of "minor technical glitch" or a "HOLY SH-T! WE MAY ALL DIE" problem?"
Tous Shong (7 days ago)
Glad all end well. I've seen similar incident with another DC=10 that crash landed in Iowa and some people lost their live but not devastated.
Steve Bano (8 days ago)
Fred Lotz (9 days ago)
Driverlesstruck@gmail.com, ,,,,,,, SHAZAM THAT'S SOME KIND OF PIOLETING SHAZAM
Eric Rogers (10 days ago)
I think any airplane with an engine near those flight controls is just stupid. Who in the hell thought of that, its pure stupidity. IF, you want to put something there, put the flight deck.
Eric Rogers (10 days ago)
people that design and build things, need one more quality control to look at it. Not anyone familiar with aviation, but people from all walks of life, who are just asked, to open and close doors as best they can. WITHOUT any guidance or hints or instructions.
You_Worm (10 days ago)
Graphics don't crash; computer programs do though and so do bad representations!
See The Future (10 days ago)
The DC10 is the best example of paper pusher executives forcing a rush job and short cuts taking priority over good engineering.  It was criminal how the DC10 was brought into active service with so many critical design flaws.
Josh Sek (10 days ago)
What flight simulator is this? Edit: Is this even a flight simulator?
davidgriffin14 (11 days ago)
HL (11 days ago)
this isnt fsx, what flight sim is it?
Rapitor F22 (13 days ago)
plz sir make video on crash of brittish airway in St Elmo fire
Davido Blaise (14 days ago)
All pilots should be well paid and well appreciated 100%
Depcom (14 days ago)
Charge the cargo door designers with attempted murder. Their faulty design turned that plane into a weapon of mass destruction.
Joe (14 days ago)
Perfect decision and executed very well
Chandan Yadav (15 days ago)
Great job man... keep it up.. It was like a watching a real movie with real hero's.Great graphics visual effects. Awesome..
Arun Sabu (15 days ago)
The thing I love about your channel is the way you narrate the story, and the effects are just 😍😍, if I wanna show any of the plane history to any enthusiasts out there, I would definitely recommend this channel
Christofer Riche (17 days ago)
Nice save captain
llamaha (17 days ago)
I tried hardly to enjoy this video
Fredia Creech (17 days ago)
There must have been many ruined underwear on this flight.
Kin Chan (17 days ago)
I have been watching the Channel for quite some time and this is the first time I am disappointed. I am disappointed by the presence of Chinese sub-titles. I've never seen these before. These videos are not narrated and are provided with a written commentary. The Chinese sub-tiles quite often overlap the written commentary such that I could not see the latter. I can read Chinese but I cannot possibly read both the English commentary and the Chinese sub-titles at the same time. I have to choose. I chose the original English commentary for 2 reasons. 1. It is accurate; 2. the Chinese sub-tiles are poorly translated and inaccurate. Whatever the reasons Chinese sub-titles are here, it probably is time to think again whether these should be here. I would want to continue watching the Channel. Hopefully without a distraction like this.
Hippy(Bboomer) (17 days ago)
I do not like the DC-10 or the Scare-Bus
Hippy(Bboomer) (17 days ago)
Slow Poke (18 days ago)
Superb pilots with instructor, well engineered and balanced aircraft.
steven nicholas (18 days ago)
whats the music from 0:00 to 0:34
Chipchase (21 days ago)
This plane was completely automated. The pilots never boarded by the looks of it.
second from disasters aircrash (22 days ago)
О ты русский ура
rusty nuts (22 days ago)
baggage handlers. fucking lazy cocksuckers!
Nathan King (22 days ago)
So, I see that you're one of those stupid-idiot Youtube channels that use SCREEN-DISPLAYED WORS ONLY for narration just like that idiotic Watch JoJo channel which I hate so much.
frank facts (22 days ago)
good driving, capitan
god has entered my body, as a body. my same size (23 days ago)
King's son's real name is to this. day Michael King. Every. January, the media go into a kind of. almost spastic frenzy of. adulation for the so.called "Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King. has even had a national holiday declared in his honor, an honor accorded to. no other American, not Washington, not Jefferson, not Lincoln. Washington and Lincoln no. longer have holidays. they share the generic-sounding. President's Day. A liberal. judge has sealed the
Gerard Moran (23 days ago)
FlightChannel- you put a lot of work into this. I'd be happy to help you remove some of the red flag comments which industry people see as questionable. Unless an airplane is stalled or completely out of control it's descending, not the dramatic "falling" as you state. Transport jets usually descend at 700-800 fpm on final approach but enroute descents often involve 3,000 to 4,000 fpm. There are a few other things that can be cleaned up and bring out the full effect of your effort. Experienced jet transport pilot not looking for compensation. Cheers
Keithyzz (23 days ago)
Experienced Crew functioned during this Crisis....!
eddie lopez (24 days ago)
In 1992 my wife and I took AA San Jose, CA to Puerto Rico to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the founding of PR. I guess all the problems of the DC10 had been cleared up by then because our flight there and back was in a DC10 and we had absolutely no issues.
jack torrence (24 days ago)
They knew about this before flt 96 and waited 729 people were killed before they fixed the hydraulc system.
Grace Wambui (25 days ago)
Glory be to God
lenny108 (25 days ago)
without that experienced captain this plane whould have crashed
Anton LaVey (25 days ago)
Great Captain 👏🏼
Anton LaVey (25 days ago)
Too many commercials
Cayden Merrell (27 days ago)
Never ride a boeing
Buz's Variety Channel (27 days ago)
Fkn ads get you a thumbs down
Kaung Khant Kyaw (28 days ago)
what a great pilot
iha asc (29 days ago)
They survived a DC-10. Double applause.
sinha prabhat (29 days ago)
Salute to pilots.. Salute to theflightchannel.
Cadbellu (1 month ago)
Think this was taken from the App (computer flying) games.
barbara chipley (1 month ago)
The DC-10. such a good looking aircraft!
Ric Glass (1 month ago)
I hope he got a bonus, he saved lives and millions of dollars for plane plus compensation to families. Why didn't they tell the Muslims? Turkish flight crashed, or did he not have the skills to save his life? Hard to imagine Turkey Pilot did not want to live.
Michael Tetzner (1 month ago)
4:51, cockpit view, show a/c banking left. 5:02, caption says " The rudder, which controls direction of the jet, is jammed to the right.. 5:09 caption says "Thats why the plane is banking in that direction ".... WTF ??? First of all, ailerons make the plane bank, second, with the rudder fully deflected to the right, there is no way the airplane would be banking to the left, as shown in the cockpit and outside view..
josh juice (1 month ago)
celestialdream49 (1 month ago)
Really tired of these stupid FX sims clogging up YouTube
Philscbx (1 month ago)
That's why I & Flight Officer always did full detail walk about, after I serviced the L1011 all night, and always on belt, $100 high out put flash light to see clearly to top of tail. Cargo handlers are the most destructive agents to ever touch aircraft. Id have to spend many hours repairing nightly what they destroy, just in the cargo bay area. They are throwing 50_80 lb hard body luggage no different than Samsonite gorilla testers.
Charming Nancy (1 month ago)
Faith in the LORD helped them.
Sil Marillian (1 month ago)
amazing piece of flying
Dowlphwin (1 month ago)
Airliner design run like software development. No what-if mentality, time and money pressure as always in capitalism - gotta compete. This was gross negligence during development and there should be lawsuits based on that. There's a process called "verification" that should be standard for development of highly critical things like airliners. It means logically examining systems in order to eliminate all possible problem causes and make sure no mistakes were made. Verification can be very powerful when applied together with solemny devoted amateur professionals who have passenger safety at heart not because of fear of lawsuits but out of conviction. Engineers just 'doing their thing' is a horror, and whenever someone says air travel is statistically safer than car travel, I tell them my expertise falls outside of those statistics. (Although technical and human errors are two different things. But with a car I have more control over maintenance quality, too.)
Josh Howarth (1 month ago)
I cried
Min Bahadur Gurung (1 month ago)
God thanks pilots you are great men.
Teon Williams (1 month ago)
This gato be a game
Jesse Kitchens (1 month ago)
Was this the plane where the rear door was knocked open when a casket containing a body fell out and landed in Windsor , Canda ?
Rick Melin (1 month ago)
I wanna see death and destruction !
Rishie Mansingh (1 month ago)
excellent airmanship. awards should be given to the entire cockpit crew..This is a manufacturing defect with the dc10 McDonald Douglas aircrafts.I don't know why they still have them in operations. someone should shut them down .
Bandit Himself (1 month ago)
Ahh the typical dc-10 aka crash machine
Adventureguy (1 month ago)
hi can any one tel me where can i download the music pleas help thank you
Buckminster Fuller (1 month ago)
How much is the ACES5 ejection seat. Finding it very difficult to get a straight ans. Ty.
Micky Sanchez (1 month ago)
Q susto!!! yo estaria rezando el padre nuestro d atras Para adelante lol.
Andy Taylor (1 month ago)
I wish my FS X worked witth the latest Win10 update. I'm going to miss that app.
Bill Olsen (1 month ago)
a HOLE in the back of the plane? Shirley, you can't be serious.
Tim OHeron (1 month ago)
These are great videos.
istman75 (1 month ago)
DC-10.. The worst airplane that was built. Stupid cargo door pins caused a Turkish plane crash over Paris and 345 lives lost one year later after this incident. McDonnell Douglas was a modern time murderer.
Tom Tom (1 month ago)
The pilots should have been given an award.
Abdul Rahman (1 month ago)
No awards for the pilots ? I believe they did an awesome job.
Thomas Quinn (1 month ago)
Another excellent Flight Channel video. How professional the crew faced the difficulty of landing under such major loss of control of the aircraft. Tremendous amount of teamwork to avoid obvious disaster. Thank you for putting us in the air with this flight crew.
Ruslan Tsviatkov (1 month ago)
Пидорасы заебали со своей рекламой.. я их рот ебал и никогда принципиально не покупаю что рекламируют еще и высокое качество рубят аж интернет зависает гавное ебаное реклама ваша и петухи конченые
Jenny Reyes (1 month ago)
Great graphics👍🏽
Fred Chia (1 month ago)
Great control, having over 29000 hours in the seat I know what this captain went through and it was tough! DC10's always had issues and never liked flying them, will stick with the 747 till retirement, had offer to fly private DC10 and double my salary but turned it down, life is worth living.
Denise Eggert (1 month ago)
I wonder what they were telling the passengers?
N Lee (13 days ago)
Denis Franks (1 month ago)
I don't like the way that McDonnell aircraft seem to fall into pieces all the time. It must need a very adventurous pilot to fly these widow makers.
Costin G (1 month ago)
Beautiful aircraft.
Harry Mallory (1 month ago)
The Captain and the First Officer tried hardly?
mach smith (1 month ago)
why does it always say the "NTSB Suggested"? It should be the "NTSB Ordered, Mandated, Required"! Not "suggested"!!
sleepydogg100 (1 month ago)
56 passengers on an airplane that has a seating capacity of over 250.....this means that everyone basically had a row to themselves. Im sure that some old fart still sat next to yo to tell their dry ass life story.
M Cav (1 month ago)
AMEN!!! BRAVO! for the Pilot of that plane....great job landing ever so safely. Many lives saved aboard _
Nexus (1 month ago)
Awesome pilots and crew! Nice to have an everyone survives.
luchatroka alvarado guajardo (1 month ago)
beautiful colors and logo of AMERICAN 1972-2010 today so ugly and without elegance also TWA IBERIA LUFTHANSA also today 2018 so horrible combination of image