Throttles Only Control

10 Steps to a Survivable Landing Following Loss of Normal Flight Control

Few emergencies in commercial aviation are more terrifying to the flight crew than loss of normal flight control. The July 1989 United Airlines DC-10 accident in Sioux City, Iowa and the November 2003 missile attack on the DHL A-300 departing
Baghdad are examples where the crew lost all hydraulically powered flight controls. In both cases, the flight crew regained flight path control using throttles only, and were able to bring the airplane to a less than precise touchdown at an airport.