How I Saved A 747 From CrashingCapt. John Hansen9/07/10 11:00am4351EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkFormer Northwest Airlines Capt. John Hansen flew the airline's Boeing 747 route from Detroit to Toyko for years. In 2002, the plane tried to kill him and 400 passengers. This is the never-before published story of how he saved them.