Denny Fitch


Age: 69

Summary: airline pilot who was hitching a ride home on a DC-10 in 1989 when he heard an explosion in the back of the jet and found three pilots in the cockpit desperately trying to keep the giant plane in the air after losing all hydraulic power needed to control direction and altitude, in which the team ultimately crash-landed at Sioux City Airport with a loss of 112 passengers in a less than half the total.

Cause of Death: Brain cancer

Born: December 19, 1942

Died: May 7, 2012

Chicago, Illinois