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 »
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 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 »
The plane at the end is taking off at a completely different airport (and at a completely different time), as witnessed by the trees alongside the runway. There are no trees along either of the KSUX runways. See more »
We must have taken out all the hydraulics lines at once, is that possible?
Well, they all come together back there.
Get on the yoke with me, will you? I don't know if it's doing any good or not, but it's all we got. You need to handle the number three throttles too. I can't handle them both. Dudley, what does the manual say?
See page I-63.
United Airlines Maintenance:
232, systems maintenance. Understand you have normal power on number one and number three engine?
Maintenance, 232, affirmative. We need help on loss of all,...
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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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