Flight 232: The Power of Teamwork - DVD (DS)
- Teamwork is critical for survival during crisis
- Preparation is essential; plan and train for the unexpected
- Each team member must cooperate and contribute, regardless of rank
- Encourage leaders to look anywhere and everywhere for solutions
On July 19, 1989, United Airlines Flight 232 experienced the failure of one of its three engines and also a complete loss of hydraulics. The situation was dire. Despite the odds of this occurrence and survival looking grim, the Captain and his crew assessed the situation and executed a plan as a team to attempt to land the plane safely. With no manual or precedence to follow, the team applied their experience and instincts to work together accomplishing the impossible.
"When you have something go wrong, everyone has to work together. Teamwork is the whole idea." Captain Alfred C. Haynes
By finding help in non-traditional places and communicating clearly as a team, the Captain and his crew were able to use the two remaining engines to crudely steer the crippled plane by differential thrust and bring it into Sioux Gateway Airport. The exceptional emergency crews on the ground took control of things from there. While some passengers were lost, the outcome was far better than expected and 184 people survived.
This unforgettable story is told through dramatic re-enactment, interviews with airline and ground personnel and actual footage of the incident.
This film is available in English.