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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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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 »

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The aircraft involved in the crash was a DC-10-10 (DC-10 first series), and the aircraft seen taxiing on Denver Stapleton Airport is the correct one. However, on takeoff, an additional landing gear in the center of the fuselage is clearly visible. This feature was included only in the latter DC-10-30 and -40 series. See more »

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Chris Porter: United 232, the airport's currently at your one o'clock position, ten miles. Sir, if you can't make it to the airport, there's a Interstate that runs North to south, to the East side of the airport. That's a four-lane interstate.
Al Haynes: Roger, Sioux, we're just passing it now. We're going to try for the airport.
Al Haynes: United 232 Heavy, Roger, and advise when you do get runway 31 in sight.
Al Haynes: Where's...
Bill Records: I got the runway!
Al Haynes: I don't.
Dennis Fitch: There! Back on number one, back on one.
Bill Records: Okay, I see it! Let's try to keep the ...
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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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