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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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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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Gary Brown: Do I understand, a DC-10?
Mack Zubinski: Affirmative.
Gary Brown: What is that, like 200 people?
Mack Zubinski: Rescue One, capacity more like 300 and 80,000 pounds of jet fuel.
Gary Brown: [to a colleague] Okay, we're gonna need lots more foam. And vehicles.
Gary Brown: [to Zubinski] You tell 'em we'll be ready.
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References Emergency! (1972) See more »

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Well worth the viewing
29 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on TV, and then found it online for purchase several years later. It is a great depiction of how to do things right from an emergency services standpoint. So much so, that I show it in EMT refresher classes that I teach to emphasize the points of teamwork and advanced planning that are required to respond adequately to this type of emergency.

This is an excellent viewing for those in emergency services that are used to seeing things done from a Hollywood standpoint-it doesn't glamorize the job like so many other attempts at this type of movie do, but still recognizes the contributions made by volunteers and career responders.


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