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Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  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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A Thousand Heroes  »

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In the aftermath of the crash, Gary Brown is seen placing a banjo back into a case. One of the survivors of United 232 was prominent bluegrass player Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick. 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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Chris Porter: Where is he going? He can't make the turn to 31.
Mack Zubinski: Hey! He's coming in on 22.
Chris Porter: Uh, Sir? that, uh, runway is closed. That's 22, Sir. But if you have to, you can line up on it.
Al Haynes: Well, we're pretty well lined up now. How long is that runway?
Chris Porter: Uh, United 232 Heavy. Okay, Sir. T-t-that will work. It's 6,600 feet, and the equipment's coming off.
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Shows the miracle of crew skill and community organization.
18 April 2002 | by (Tucson, Arizona) – See all my reviews

Although I scored this film as a "6" because it suffered some from lack of character development and pedestrian acting, it is a powerful viewing experience. A skilled United Airlines crew and unprecedented community organization saved many. In fact, the emergency workers in the Sioux City area achieved, on a smaller scale, what those in New York did in 2001. Charlton Heston was ideal in the role of Captain Al Haynes.

I worked in the city government at Sioux City and then at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center years before these events. I participated in some of the very early planning that paid off in 1998. What I saw in the film rings true.


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