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United 232 Anniversary


Sioux City, IA (KELO AM) – Twenty-five years ago, a DC-10 on a flight from Denver to Chicago lost an engine during the flight and created a memory for many in Sioux City and the region.

The flight crew of United Flight 232, fought to keep the plane in the air long enough to make it to Sioux Gateway Airport for an emergency landing.   They had only the two remaining engines for control of the plane.  The blown engine led to the loss of the control surfaces for the plane

More than 100 people died in the fiery crash on July 19, 1989, but more than 180 passengers survived.

A three day memorial is planned for the 25th anniversary of the crash, beginning Friday in Sioux City.  Both survivors and crew members of Flight 232 will be among those attending.