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Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | TV Movie 24 February 1992
Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, ... See full summary »

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Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, partly thanks to the ground rescue workers who had 40 minutes to prepare for the event. Written by Roald Pettersen

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In 1988, Sioux City Iowa organized a revolutionary "Disaster Preparedness Program." On July 19th, 1989, they needed every trick in the book.

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24 February 1992 (USA)  »

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A Thousand Heroes  »

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Towards the end of the film, a news conference on the crash of Flight 232 is shown on a television, with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad praising Gary Brown for his well coordinated emergency response efforts after the crash. The footage is in fact real, with Branstad praising the real life Brown. Branstad served as the Governor of Iowa from 1983 to 1999, and was reelected once again in 2011. See more »

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The pilot of the small jet calls the tower "412 ready for takeoff" but the plane is actually taxiing through the transient parking just north-west of the tower, nowhere hear a runway and nowhere near takeoff. See more »

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Marg: Rescue One, this is Comm Center. What have you got there, dear?
Gary Brown: She's down and burning! It's a big jet fuel fire. Bob says we got plenty of foam but not water. We need every truck full!
Marg: What about survivors?
Gary Brown: I don't think so, Marg.
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References Emergency! (1972) See more »

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very realistic
6 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this on satellite earlier and was really impressed with everything,the mixture of stars involved,acting quality, gritty realism etc and it gave me a real insight into what the emergency services actually do in the event of something like this occurring.- Excellent. Charlon Heston was particularly well cast in the role of the captain of the ill fated flight 232,as was James Coburn as the fire chief with years of experience who acted in a very professional manner although at times slightly brusque but his character was indeed definitely a man to get the job done properly,so to speak. In my opinion the film was not only gripping,as near to reality as anyone could possibly portray but it also showed the real emotion behind what must have been a terrible frightening incident for everyone involved.-Great film.


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