The United Airlines pilot who crash-landed a crippled DC-10 in Iowa and was credited with saving the lives of more than half the people aboard will retire this summer.
"I had a very routine, very anonymous career and everything was going just as I had hoped it would until that 41 minutes over Iowa," Capt. Al Haynes, 59, said Friday night in describing his 35-year career.One of the plane's engine flew apart, severing hydraulic lines that controlled the aircraft's flight. The crew used throttles on the two remaining engines to make a crash landing in which 112 people died, but 184 survived.
Haynes said he will pilot his last flight on Aug. 26.