FedEx Flight 705 - Airmanship.
Federal Express (Fed Ex) flight 705 en route from Memphis to San Jose, on the April 7, 1994 experienced an attempted hijacking. The hijacking was staged by a maintenance engineer of the company, who was catching a flight with the three crew members of flight 705. The reason the engineer staging the attack was in response to facing a possible dismissal for lying on his CV.
The engineer had onboard with him two types of heavy duty hammers and a spear gun. The attack was unsuccessful, the flight crew of flight 705 sustained many injuries but remained in control of the aircraft, showing great airmanship and where able to restrain the engineer, leaving one pilot to perform the emergency landing at Memphis International Airport. The aircraft was overweight and the pilot had to use airmanship to safely land the DC-10.
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CINEFLIX (undated). Fedex Flight 705 (Montreal, Canada), undated. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 retrieved from YouTube on 26 september 2009.
Wikipedia (undated). Fedex Flight 705 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FedEx_Flight_705. Receiverd September 26, 2009.
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