Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Al Haynes, hero of United Flight 232, to speak in WDM on April 22
A former pilot is coming back to visit Iowa 25 years after his plane crashed in Sioux City. Al Haynes will speak at the 2014 Iowa Aviation Conference. Haynes was the captain of United Flight 232 which crashed in July, 1989 at the Sioux Gateway Airport. The flight from Denver to Chicago suffered an engine failure and it crashed on the runway during an emergency landing. Sadly, 112 people died, but Captain Haynes was credited for saving 184 lives that day. Haynes will speak on April 22nd at the West Des Moines Sheraton. The event starts at 7 p.m., it's free and open to the public.