The story of the Gulfstream that landed in Mallow is known by very few.
I piloted a DC8 into Shannon the same day from New York. From what we
were told by Shannon Air Traffic Control it was quite a story, alright,
but the captain isn't the hero people seem to think. In fact, if he was
Irish, he would certainly have lost his job, permanently lost his
license to fly, and possibly even went to jail on a criminal
conviction. Also, if it wasn't for the exceptional role played by
Shannon ATC, it's unlikely he'd have survived that day. Heroes yes, in
the tower at Shannon airport. He never told anyone about that, sadly, but basked in the glory he got from all those people he made fools of.