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.
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
When the ground goodbye party is seeing off the pilot, it is early morning with the sun casting long shadows to the west. However when leaving a few seconds later, their shadows are cast north-north-west, meaning that it is close to noon. See more
[Noticing that the aircraft is approaching the airport from behind them, and lining up on the runway they occup
He's coming in behind us... he's coming right at us!