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
In 1988, Sioux City Iowa organized a revolutionary "Disaster Preparedness Program." On July 19th, 1989, they needed every trick in the book.
Did You Know?
As of 2013, Gary Brown is still the director of Disaster Services for Woodbury County, Iowa. His techniques for disaster preparedness have been taught worldwide to firefighting and EMS personnel. See more
The Bat squadron is ordered to land on runway 31 and turn off taxiway Lima. However, there is no taxiway L at the KSUX airport. The highest taxiway letter used is G. See more
Sioux City Fire Dispatch
2403 Ogden Avenue, Sioux Gateway Airport, Alert Two.