Crew Resource Management

In this talk, Nickolas Means tells the story of United Airlines Flight 232, which on July 19, 1989 crash-landed in Sioux City after suffering a mid-air engine explosion and consequent loss of hydraulics. Although the crash killed more than a third of the passengers and crew, the fact that the aircraft made it to the airport at all and more than half of the occupants survived is widely attributed to extremely good airmanship and collaboration in the cockpit. Airlines teach their pilots how to work and cooperate effectively under stress and United 232 continues to be cited as a success story for this type of training.