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Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | TV Movie 24 February 1992
The captain of a crippled jet steers toward tri-state rescue-team experts waiting in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Action | Drama

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24 February 1992 (USA)  »

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A Thousand Heroes  »

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When the airplane is shown crashing, the movie shows actual news footage of the real Flight 232 as shot by reporter Dave Boxum of KTIV-TV Sioux City, Iowa. 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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Heidi: Better pick up. It's Marg at the Comm Center!
Gary Brown: Yeah, Marg?
Marg: I... I just got a call from Sioux Tower. Get on the loop.
Gary Brown: I'm on.
Chris Porter: Understand Sioux City is option one after Des Moines. Is pilot aware Sioux Gateway's longest runway is 9,000 feet?
Minneapolis Center: Sioux City, at this time pilot is just, uh, looking for a home.
Chris Porter: Roger, standing by.
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Gary Brown: My God. Rich! Rich! Get the comm trailer out to Gateway, I think we got something going on. Heidi? This one's real!
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References Emergency! (1972) See more »

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True Story, as told by a second party
20 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I happen to have been best friends with a young woman named Sherry Allen. She worked at the formerly known Marian Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Now it is known as Mercy hospital. She told me of that day that she had just gotten off of work that morning. She got a phone call to come back to the hospital to work yet again. From what I recall her saying, she told me that the line of ambulances was long, and she jumped into what she termed as chaos. She had just completed her Nurses Aide training, and to be a part of this catastrophe, she holds it dear in her heart that she was there to help save any who survived that day.

i know as I write this, it is now 2006, but to any and all health care workers out there who have faced similar disasters, I as an American, applaud your hard work. God Bless you All.


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