Sioux city plane crash survivors

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Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival by Laurence Gonzales

As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed onto the runway and burst into a vast fireball. The rescuers didnt move at first: nobody could possibly survive that crash. And then people began emerging from the summer corn that lined the runways. Miraculously, 184 of 296 passengers lived.

No one has ever attempted the complete reconstruction of a crash of this magnitude. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, crew, and airport and rescue personnel, Laurence Gonzales, a commercial pilot himself, captures, minute by minute, the harrowing journey of pilots flying a plane with no controls and flight attendants keeping their calm in the face of certain death. He plumbs the hearts and minds of passengers as they pray, bargain with God, plot their strategies for survival, and sacrifice themselves to save others.

Ultimately he takes us, step by step, through the gripping scientific detective work in super-secret labs to dive into the heart of a flaw smaller than a grain of rice that shows what brought the aircraft down.

An unforgettable drama of the triumph of heroism over tragedy and human ingenuity over technological breakdown, Flight 232 is a masterpiece in the tradition of the greatest aviation stories ever told.
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Flight 232 crash survivor from Schaumburg.

United Airlines Flight 232

Somewhere over western Iowa, the No. Alfred C. The plane crashed and exploded; people died, but lived. Haynes rejected the title of hero and deferred credit to the flight attendants, whom he believed did not receive enough credit for saving lives in the crash's aftermath, and to Gary Brown, the Woodbury County emergency management coordinator. The plane broke into four sections. Dozens of wounded passengers could be seen walking out of the nearby cornfields. Haynes spoke about the crash across the country and worked on aviation safety for the remainder of his career.

The pilot credited with helping save nearly lives in the crash landing of United Flight in in Sioux City died on Sunday. The crash, which took place on July 19, , happened after an engine failure resulted in the loss of flight controls and hydraulics. The plane, which had left from Denver and was headed for Chicago, made an emergency landing at the Sioux Gateway Airport. Several months later, in an Argus Leader story discussing the experiences of survivors, emergency responders and others involved in the crash, Haynes' name came up dozens of times. Joni Sokolowski, supervisor of the medical unit at the Marian Health Center, said the pilot's presence in her unit meant taking calls from reporters, movie companies and Good Morning America as she and her staff tried to care for him and eight other survivors. Finally, the telephone could quit ringing.

The following is excerpted from Flight A Story of Disaster and Survival , our sponsor this week. Susan White stood at her demonstration position waiting for Jan Brown to give the final briefing to the passengers. Looking aft from exit 3-Left, she noticed a blonde woman in a window seat a few aisles back. Cynthia Louise Muncey, twenty-five, was on her way back from vacation in Hawaii, as were many passengers on flight that day. Muncey was dressed in bright summer yellow. She had sent a postcard to her little sister Pam before boarding a flight to Denver. Lots of really big motels!

Fate meted misery and miracles in nearly equal measure when United Airlines Flight crashed at the Sioux City airport on July 19,
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What happened

On July 19, , the DC registered as NU serving the flight crash-landed at Sioux City, Iowa , after suffering a catastrophic failure of its tail-mounted engine , which led to the loss of many flight controls. Of the passengers and crew on board, died during the accident, while people survived.

Jeff Miller of Schaumburg keeps blown-up pictures of the crash of United Flight on July 19, Today, he shares his story with United employees and others. Mark Welsh Staff Photographer. Among the who died as a result of the crash was crew member Rene LeBeau of Schaumburg. Associated Press Photos. Schaumburg's Jeff Miller survived the crash and has been telling his story ever since to inspire others.


  1. Lidon C. says:

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  2. Aldous C. says:

    United Airlines Flight was a regularly scheduled United Airlines flight from Denver (USA) to Chicago, continuing to Philadelphia (USA). On July 19, , the DC (registered as NU) serving the flight crash-landed at Sioux City, Iowa, after suffering a catastrophic failure of .. One crash survivor died 31 days after the accident; he was classified.

  3. Gabriele K. says:

    Al Haynes, pilot who saved lives in Sioux City plane crash, dies at 87 .. There were survivors, but people died in the crash. Wochit.

  4. Sumner G. says:

    The worst-case scenario

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