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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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A Thousand Heroes  »

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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 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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[Noticing that the aircraft is approaching the airport from behind them, and lining up on the runway they occup]
Fireman: He's coming in behind us... he's coming right at us!
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References Emergency! (1972) See more »

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Outstanding - better than Fearless / more accurate
26 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I give this a 9 out of 10 for accuracy in portraying the events / crash of UA232. Having personally met and spoken with survivor Jerry Schemmel, as well as reading his book and other accounts, this film was fantastic to say the least. As far as rating it as a 'movie' goes, of course it was only a 'made for TV' movie, and as such lacking much of the big-production Hollywood quality - still, this was finely done, emotionally compelling, and effective at bringing home both the tragedy and the Victory of the day.

Read the book(s), (Chosen to Live- ISBN: 0965208656), enjoy the movie. For additional viewing, check out 'Fearless' starring Jeff Bridges. This movie was taken loosely from the event, although in no way non-fictional.


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