Al Haynes

Greatness was thrust upon United DC-10 Captain Al Haynes on July 19, 1989, when his #2 engine suffered an uncontained catostrophic failure, causing a loss of all three of the airplane's hydraulic systems. Retired since 1991, he spends about 100 days a year travelling the country making presentations about Flight 232, preparing for emergencies and post-traumatic stress disorder. In this month's Profile Captain Haynes talks to AVweb's Joe Godfrey about flying the line, how Flight 232 changed his life, and umpiring Little League Baseball games. Included is a spellbinding six-and-a-half-minute RealAudio clip of Flight 232 air-to-ground communications.

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