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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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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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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 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 »

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[ATC Chris Porter is visiting Capt. Haynes in the hospital]
Chris Porter: Well sir, you look real good.
Al Haynes: I tell you, it sure beats rigor mortis.
Chris Porter: I read in the paper that United put your flight track up on their Denver simulator. A lot of senior pilots tried to land the planes. So far nobody has gotten within ten miles of the airport.
Al Haynes: Well they didn't have you talking them down.
Chris Porter: I had a lot of help.
Al Haynes: But you have no idea what your calm voice meant to us up there.
Chris Porter: [choking up] Well Captain, I-I really think I ...
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very realistic
6 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this on satellite earlier and was really impressed with everything,the mixture of stars involved,acting quality, gritty realism etc and it gave me a real insight into what the emergency services actually do in the event of something like this occurring.- Excellent. Charlon Heston was particularly well cast in the role of the captain of the ill fated flight 232,as was James Coburn as the fire chief with years of experience who acted in a very professional manner although at times slightly brusque but his character was indeed definitely a man to get the job done properly,so to speak. In my opinion the film was not only gripping,as near to reality as anyone could possibly portray but it also showed the real emotion behind what must have been a terrible frightening incident for everyone involved.-Great film.


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