When United Airlines Flight 232 crashed, on July 19, 1989, few knew anything about the plane. Kevin Bachman, the air traffic controller on duty, at Sioux Gateway, that day, was one of the few who did. More>>
So many of us can remember where we were when we heard that United Flight 232 had crash-landed at the Sioux Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. More>>
Friday night those in the air and on the ground on July 19, 1989 retraced the crash-landing of Flight 232.
Louise Keleher was working in the Woodbury County Communications Center when the flight came down, and she was responsible for sending fire crews out to the scene. More>>
Saturday's blood drive was held at the Security Institute, a facility that was brought about because of the 232 crash. More>>
After the tragic crash 25 years ago, the surrounding communities came together to help in any way they could. More>>
"The day after the flight, I had the opportunity to go up in a helicopter and view the crash site. I wondered how in the world could anyone have survived that kind of a crash. I was so thankful our community had prepared and planned for such an event that we ready to do what we needed to do,” said Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott. More>>
The crash has been called a disaster, it's also been called a miracle. The man leading Saturday's ceremony says it's a mistake to have to choose, because it was both.
Saturday, 25-years later, almost to the moment of impact: those touched by the miraculous tragedy shared hugs, smiles and memories of so much pain, yet survival. More>>
"These heartbreaking events aren't the last word. I think it was important to be reminded of that hope that God calls us to in the future," Reverend Greg Clapper said. More>>