Many years ago I listened to an ATC tape of an aviation incident involving a commercial aircraft that had some type of control loss, I think in Chicago. After several attempts to set up for an approach, the aircraft landed safely. Despite extensive searching I haven't been able to identify the incident. Can anyone help?
Here's what I remember about the incident.
- I am not thinking of United 232.
- The aircraft had some kind of control problem - I don't remember exactly what the nature of the problem was (hydraulic / flight control issues).
- It was a commercial aircraft.
- It happened at least 10 years ago and possibly more.
- I believe, but am not positive, that the incident happened in Chicago and the aircraft landed either at O'Hare (KORD) or Midway (KMDW).
- A video is/was available that included ATC conversation with the aircraft. The video also showed a radar replay/simulation.
- The aircraft makes several attempts to set up for an approach, circling around a few times.
- The controller had to assist the pilot with establishing and maintaining the glide path, and at some point someone makes a comment about flying like the space shuttle.