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Denny Fitch, one of many heroes on United 232, has died.

Posted on 05/08/2012 8:57:55 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo

He is best known for his critical actions as an off-duty DC-10 training captain who helped captain Al Haynes minimize loss of life on United Airlines Flight 232 when all flight controls were lost, on July 19, 1989.


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KEYWORDS: airlines; aviation; dennyfitch; flight232; hero; obituary; ual; united232
Tailwinds Sir..........
1 posted on 05/08/2012 8:58:05 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Dennis E. Fitch

2 posted on 05/08/2012 9:03:09 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Amazing story. One of the all time great flying feats. A hero of aviation and a hero to all those people who were able to survive that incident.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 9:09:09 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: RckyRaCoCo

A fine man. He wept learning of the loss of life during that miraculous hard landing. He gave it his best. RIP Mr. Fitch.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 9:10:05 AM PDT by poobear
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Godspeed Denny a great, great man.


5 posted on 05/08/2012 9:14:39 AM PDT by gwgn02 (Newt)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9xvIkvtyXg


6 posted on 05/08/2012 9:15:59 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: poobear

Ditto that, I had a “heavy” pilot friend of mine tell me he was real sick a week or 2 back. RIP Mr. Fitch, you did very well...


7 posted on 05/08/2012 9:19:58 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

Diagnosed with brain cancer last Jan. RIP.


8 posted on 05/08/2012 9:24:11 AM PDT by JPG (A dyslexic man walks into a bra...)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

God Bless Mr. Fitch. The country is poorer without you.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 9:38:10 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: RckyRaCoCo
I've seen several documentaries about this incident.He,and the other crew involved,sound like exceptionally skilled and brave people.Couldn't help but notice that he was Air National Guard...trained by the United States Armed Forces.

May he rest in peace.

10 posted on 05/08/2012 9:41:50 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Rest In Peace


11 posted on 05/08/2012 9:46:13 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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For those who may not be familiar with the story behind United 232...

Denny Fitch

12 posted on 05/08/2012 9:49:54 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To this day, in subsequent reconstructions of the accident in flight simulators, pilots have yet to succeed in reproducing Haynes’ and Fitch’s achievement of maneuvering an aircraft from mid air to runway without losing control.
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13 posted on 05/08/2012 9:54:42 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
Following Denny’s Progress...

The End of the Journey

Dear Friends and Family,

It is with the saddest heart that I tell you that my sweet Denny lost his battle with brain cancer last night. He put up the most courageous fight. We are so proud of the man who was a great husband, father, papa, friend and aviator. Everyone who ever met him, or listened to him speak, went away feeling inspired and was a better person for having met him. He is so loved!

His visitation will be at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles on Sunday May 13th from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm. The address is 405 Main St, St. Charles, IL 60175

The funeral mass will be at 10:30 Monday, May 14th at Resurrection Church 30W350 Army Trail Road, Wayne, IL

A luncheon will follow.

We will make one more posting tomorrow.

We will have a block of rooms at a local hotel for you to make a reservation, if you need a place to stay. We would like to ask that in leu of flowers you make a charitable donation - we don’t have that organization chosen yet - we will get that information to you by tomorrow.

Thank you for your support.

Love,

Rosa Fitch


14 posted on 05/08/2012 10:02:06 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Will always remember a young co-worker here, who lost his Mom on that flight.


15 posted on 05/08/2012 10:12:03 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Capt. Fitch’ last flight is back into the clouds in Heaven where he deserves to be. Godspeed Captain Fitch.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 10:22:36 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Ref. photo at post #2.

What a total piece of eye candy he was.


17 posted on 05/08/2012 11:27:02 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Ref. photo at post #2.

What a total piece of eye candy he was.


18 posted on 05/08/2012 11:27:33 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

RIP, Sir.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 11:31:06 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: RckyRaCoCo

RIP.


20 posted on 05/08/2012 8:45:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

You made the Runway, Captain Fitch.


21 posted on 05/08/2012 9:54:57 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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