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21 years since the crash of United Flight 232

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SIOUX CITY (KWWL) -- United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago crashed on the runway in Sioux City after a mechanical failure July 19, 1989.

112 died, 184 survived the tragedy.  It was considered the worst aviation disaster in the state, largely due to the presence of media near the air field.

The crash was made the subject of the 1992 television movie, "Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232."

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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