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United 232 17 Years Ago Today  
User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 995 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

Hi,

I was surprised to find out that it hasn't been mentioned. Today (July 19th) marks 17th anniversary of the crash of UA 232. I would like to take this opportunity to once again praise the crew of that flight, Al Haynes, William Records, Dudley Dvorak, and Dennis Fitch. It was amazing what they did on that day.

Leo.


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4635 times:

Seriously, it's one of the biggest stories in aviation. Capt Haynes and the rest of the people in that cockpit did an unbelievable job trying to get that plane on the ground. Al Haynes spoke here last winter and unfortuntely I missed him.

User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4625 times:

It is already 17 years since........, just have seen a show about flight software
being developed to assist pilots landing a aircraft with no hydraulics......


User currently offlineScintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4541 times:

Hard to believe it's been 17 years now. I remember that day well and it's always amazed me the great work that crew did. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who did not make it.


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User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4459 times:
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Quoting Scintx (Reply 3):
I remember that day well and it's always amazed me the great work that crew did.

Has anyone since then actually managed to make the landing in a simulator?

I know at the time, during the investigation, pretty much everyone from the airline, douglas, and even nasa failed .... Remember, during the actual incident, these guys only had their skills, wits, and brass (you-know-whats).

(and which just goes to show how much of an amazing feat of airmanship getting that plane to Sioux City intact {albeit not actually through the landing itself} actually was)

Actually, come to think of it ... I can think of another instance of an airliner landing under similar circumstances - DHL's A300 in Baghdad also, if I remember correctly, lost all hydraulics after the missile attack.

The critical difference in the DHL case was they were still configured for takeoff/landing, and therefore they were able to slow down enough for a safe(er) landing.

- litz


User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4445 times:

I was only 6 years old so I have no memory of it, untill some years later when I saw the movie, which if one of my favorite dramatic films. Prayers go out to everyone who survived and those who died.

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2041 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

Wow, 17 years... I was only 8 when the plane crashed, but I definitely remember all of the TV coverage and the made-for-TV movie that followed a few years later. Hard to believe so much time has gone by!

User currently offlineNW727251ADV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

Quoting Levg79 (Thread starter):
I was surprised to find out that it hasn't been mentioned.

It hasn't been mentioned because its been brought up every single year since A.net has been in existence. We can't observe EVERY crash that has ever happened. At some point you have to stop creating the same redundant thread year after year. If this were the 20th anniversary then that would be an exception.


User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

I think about it every July 19th.

That day, I was 16, and worked a summer camp counselor at Camp Baldwin in central Oregon, which was/is a Boy Scout camp. One of the other staffers told me about the crash, and she had a dad who worked for UA in PDX, like my Dad did. A sad day...I remember feeling bad that we lost one of our planes. And a DC-10 at that. Of course, RIP for those who didn't make it.


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