Saturday, June 28, 2014

Remembering Flight 232: 25 Years Later (July 18-20)

Three days designed to reflect on when United Flight 232, en route from Denver to Chicago, crash-landed at Sioux City Airport on July 19, 1989. The events will focus on lessons learned in the emergency response and honor the 112 lives lost.

All events are free and open to the public.

The discussion "What Happened, What We’ve Learned, and What Has Changed" (Friday evening, 7PM) includes Flight 232's captain, Al Haynes, as well as Boone physician Dr. David Greco, among others. Captain Haynes is credited with saving 185 lives despite having lost all three of the DC-10's hydraulic control systems, a situation which made the plane nearly impossible to fly or land.

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