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 plane is in real life a United Airlines DC-10, which is accurately shown as the plane is on the ground at Denver Stapleton Airport. However, on take-off (front view), the plane becomes a Pan Am DC-10, and while it is climbing, the American Airlines logotype is clearly visible on the tail. See more
Mount up, Red Dog, they need the pros again.