The twin-engine Jetstream 31 -- Northwest Airlink Flight 5719 -- crashed near Hibbing, Minn., Dec. 1, killing all 18 people on board. On 9 October 2002, Northwest Airlines Flight 85 is cruising 35,000 feet above the Bering Sea before the lower rudder deflects to the left and the four pilots must â¦ Northwest Airlinesâ Early Days and the Shift of Its Focus on Asia. There were 32 passengers and five crew members on board. But they soon find out when the aircraft suddenly turns back to Alaska for an emergency landing. Hardover steering is when the steering wheel of a plane turns into a travel limit without the crew input. In 2008, it was acquired by, and merged into Delta Air Lines to create the worldâs largest airline at the time. Directed by George D'Amato. The 4 flight crew members, 14 flight attendants, and the 386 passengers, were not injured. The 386 passengers aboard are unaware of the potentially fatal drama unfolding in the cockpit. Northwest Airlines Flight 85 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in the United States to Narita International Airport in Japan. The airplane was being operated as Flight 85, by Northwest Airlines Inc., as an instrument flight rules (IFR) scheduled international flight. Northwest Airlines Flight 85 was cruising at 35,000 feet last month on a routine flight from Detroit to Tokyo when something apparently broke in the rudder-control system on the tail. A Lockheed L-188C Electra passenger plane, registered N137US, was damaged beyond repair in an accident ca 1,5 km S of Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD), United States of America. Former Northwest Airlines Capt. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight â¦ In 2002, the plane tried to kill him and 400 passengers. John Hansen flew the airline's Boeing 747 route from Detroit to Toyko for years. Northwest Airlines (NWA) was one of the major airlines of the United States. A Northwest Airlines A320 taxiing at the airlineâs Minneapolis hub. Northwest Airlines Flight 85 is a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Narita International Airport which suffered lower steep hardening events on October 9, 2002 when the flight was near Anchorage, Alaska. On 9 October 2002, Northwest Airlines flight 85 is cruising at 35,000 feet (10,668 metres) above the Bering Sea on its way to Tokyo, when its lower rudder suddenly deflects to the left. With Stephen Bogaert, Peter Maxwell, Chris Gillett, Philip Shepherd. The airplane operated on a flight from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) to Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA). Northwest Airlines was founded in 1926 as Northwest Airways and initially served as an airline focused on mail â¦ More than 35,000 feet above the Bering Sea, the crew of Northwest Airlines Flight 85 are battling with a crippled aircraft.