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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Captain Al Haynes
... Gary Brown
... Jim Hathaway
... Bob Hamilton
... Lt. Colonel Dennis Nielsen
... Chris Porter
... Sam Gochenour
... Mack Zubinski
... First Officer Bill Records
... Flight Engineer Dudley Dvorak
Arthur Rosenberg ... Dennis Fitch
Bill Geisslinger ... Chuck Sundberg
... Gary Anderson
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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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Action | Drama

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24 February 1992 (USA)  »

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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 »

Goofs

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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[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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True story
18 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I was one of those who responded to this plane crash (as an amateur radio operator for emergency services), it is a very true story. The level of effort put forth by the volunteers, and other personel was amazing. Most other cities would have been in serious trouble to have this sort of thing happen. The movie is highly recommended.


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