How to recover a crashed Linux md RAID5 array?

Some time ago I had a RAID5 system at home. One of the 4 disks failed but after removing and putting it back it seemed to be OK so I started a resync. When it finished I realized, to my horror, that 3 out of 4 disks failed. However I don’t belive that’s possible. There are multiple partitions on the disks each part of a different RAID array.