LOCAL AIRPLANE CRASH CHANGED AVIATION!

flight 173 newspaper 
December 28,1978


DC-8
The Douglas DC-8

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United Airlines Flight 173 from Denver, a DC-8 approaching Portland, Ore., with 181 passengers, circled near the airport for an hour as the crew desperately tried to sort  
out a landing gear problem. Although warned of the rapidly diminishing fuel supply
by the planes flight engineer, the captain, according to investigative findings, waited
too long to begin his final approach. The DC-8 never made it to runway 28Left. it ran
out of fuel and crashed at 6:15 pm on a cold, clear Thursday evening in 1978. 

In response, United revamped its cockpit training procedures around a new concept
of Cockpit Resource Management (CRM). It emphases teamwork and communication among the crew. It proved to be so successful that it is now used throughout the
world.

  
  

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Cockpit reenactment

posted by Bob Karm in AIRCRAFT,ANNIVERSARY,Aviation,DEATH,Disaster,HISTORY,HOLIDAY,PORTLAND'S PAST and have Comment (1)

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