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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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A Thousand Heroes  »

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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 »

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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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Al Haynes: [over the P.A] Okay, folks. Brace! Brace! Brace!
Chris Porter: 232, looking good, Sir! And be advised that there is nothing but open field at the end of the runway, so roll-out will *not* be a problem!
Al Haynes: 232, Roger. Ease the power back now. Left turns. Left turns. Easy... Too fast!
GPWS: Whoop! Whoop! Pull up! Glideslope!
Bill Records: Left... left... left...
Al Haynes: Your nose...
GPWS: Whoop! Whoop! Pull up! Glideslope!
Bill Records: Left! Left! Left!
Al Haynes: Too fast!
GPWS: Whoop! Whoop! Pull up! Glideslope!
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References Emergency! (1972) See more »

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very good movie
2 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am an airline employee. After seeing this movie, I studied the things that happened and how they controlled the aircraft. To turn this aircraft only to the right in a "fugoid" and to arrive exactly on course to land on runway 22 was absolutely brilliant!! Especially doing the math in his head to figure out the headings. Capt. Al Haynes was truly a great and incredibly intelligent pilot. If it wasn't for his great flying, a lot more people would have been killed. I applaud him, Denny Finch, and his whole crew on a very well job done. I hope they all will enjoy retirement and remember that a lot of people are alive today because of them.


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