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Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama  |  24 February 1992 (USA)
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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, ... 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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When the airplane is shown crashing, the real crash of the real flight 232 is shown as shot by amateur camera See more »

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The plane is in real life a United Airlines DC-10, which is accurately shown as the plane is on the ground at Denver Stapleton Airport. However, on take-off (front view), the plane becomes a Pan Am DC-10, and while it is climbing, the American Airlines logotype is clearly visible on the tail. See more »

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Chuck Sundberg: I'm just beginning to feel it.
Gary Brown: Feel what?
Chuck Sundberg: Stress. You know what it's called just as well as I do, post-traumatic stress. We're all going to go through it. When this is all over, we're all going to need a little therapy, and just plain talking to people we love.
Gary Brown: What are you saying, I'm flipping out?
Chuck Sundberg: I don't want you taking anymore meetings, no more 5 AM thank-you letters. Go home and you sleep. I know you will. I just laced your coffee.
Gary Brown: You did not.
Chuck Sundberg: No, but I'll belt you if I have to.
Gary Brown: Alright, ...
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very good movie
2 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am an airline employee. After seeing this movie, I studied the things that happened and how they controlled the aircraft. To turn this aircraft only to the right in a "fugoid" and to arrive exactly on course to land on runway 22 was absolutely brilliant!! Especially doing the math in his head to figure out the headings. Capt. Al Haynes was truly a great and incredibly intelligent pilot. If it wasn't for his great flying, a lot more people would have been killed. I applaud him, Denny Finch, and his whole crew on a very well job done. I hope they all will enjoy retirement and remember that a lot of people are alive today because of them.


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