Having been reminded by one of Aircars' recent posts, of a demonstration of fantastic flying skill that resulted in a successful landing of a DC10(?) which had lost nearly all flight controls IIRC I thought it might be interesting to know more about those most notable events. Members may be able to tell of far more details than many of us know about. Some examples that come to mind - Perhaps my favourite - the dead stick ditching of the Airbus in the Hudson with zero loss of life. Pilot Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III, former fighter pilot and I think I heard something about his also being a glider/sailplane pilot? He certainly was on that occasion. I was astounded by how unruffled he sounded on the radio. Apollo 13 was another... The DC10(?) incident which Aircar mentioned - where it was landed only by power and trimming the fuel IIRC I vaguely remember something about a Constellation or maybe it was a Britannia that lost three engines and had massive (engine loosening) vibrations through not being able to feather while crossing the ditch (Tasman Sea, Oz to NZ)... The DHL 767/747(?) that had the flaps, an engine etc blown off by a SAM after t/o from Baghdad and landed successfully. The QANTAS 747 that lost 3 (or4?) engines in volcanic ash. The A380 that had an uncontained engine burst and lost hydraulics, damaged wing etc (there was much more to that one than was heard in the general news). I think it would be interesting to hear about anything where a successful outcome was wrested from the clutches of disaster by superb airmanship.