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40 Years

HAL Pilot

Well-Known Member

It's been almost 40 years since the miracle landing of Trans American flight 209 in Chicago, IL. After the Boeing 707's takeoff from LAX, Captain Clarence Ovuer and First Officer Roger Murdock became incapacitated from acute food poisoning. After flight attendant Elaine Dickinson stabilized the aircraft and activated the autopilot, passenger and ex-fighter pilot Ted Stryker was summoned to take command of the aircraft. With the guidance from Chicago ATC specialist Steve McCroskey and Stryker's former commanding officer Rex Kramer, TA 209 landed safely with no fatalities.


DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
Trivia question: which gate did they arrive at?

I think I will have another cup of coffee.