levg79
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United 232 17 Years Ago Today

Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:35 am

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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RE: United 232 17 Years Ago Today

Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:44 am

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.
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swissy
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RE: United 232 17 Years Ago Today

Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:46 am

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......
 
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RE: United 232 17 Years Ago Today

Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:31 am

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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RE: United 232 17 Years Ago Today

Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:29 am

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
 
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RE: United 232 17 Years Ago Today

Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:36 am

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.
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RE: United 232 17 Years Ago Today

Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:45 pm

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!
 
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RE: United 232 17 Years Ago Today

Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:52 pm

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.
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RE: United 232 17 Years Ago Today

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:40 pm

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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