Re: TWA Flight 841
After all these years, you would think that Hoot would have owned up to he fact that he commanded flaps to 1. I never have and never will buy the "uncommanded deployment" line the crew fed the NTSB(neither did they). A failure in one actuator? Maybe. A simultaneous failure of four slat actuators causing all four slats to move, just as would happen if the handle was moved to the 1 detent? OoooooooK! Hoot said #7 failed, but never could offer an explanation of how 2,3, and 6 managed to deploy as well!
That said, it was still an amazing piece of flying and whatever problems he caused, he made up for them with superior airmanship.
Interesting to note that there was another disaster involving TWA 841. Weird.