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?
The film takes place on July 19, 1989. See more
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
Rescue One, this is Comm Center. What have you got there, dear?
She's down and burning! It's a big jet fuel fire. Bob says we got plenty of foam but not water. We need every truck full!
What about survivors?
I don't think so, Marg.