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United Flight 232 Miracle Crash Landing: July 19 in Aviation History

July 19, 2012
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1989: United Airlines flight 232, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 en route for Chicago O’Hare from Denver, crashes in Sioux City, Iowa, following the uncontained failure of the #2 engine and the loss of all hydraulic controls. What followed would be remembered as one of history’s most extraordinary feats of flying, as the crew, led by Capt. Al Haynes, guided the plane to the Sioux City airport using only differential thrust from the two remaining engines. The plane crash landed at the Sioux City airport, allowing 184 of the 296 on board to fly another day.

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