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Unformatted text preview: After about 45 minutes of circling the first officer and the flight engineer both repeatedly made mention of the fuel situation, but the pilot was so fixated on the gear problem that he didn’t think the fuel was a low as it really was. CRM was not heard of in the 70’s and to question a pilot was un heard of so they didn’t push the issue even though they knew it was serous. It wasn’t until the first engine flamed out that the pilot asked what’s wrong why is it flaming out and the first officer said “Fuel” finally the captain realizes how serious the fuel situation is and has the first officer declare an emergency. Shortly after he decides to start heading for the airport to land the second, third and fourth engine flame out, now this aircraft is dead sticking it in but they can’t make the runway and have to crash into a neighborhood of houses. References National Geographic , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5BmNfgC35Y Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_173...
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- Spring '14
- Landing, Captain Malburn McBroom