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Subject: Boy, do I remember that passenger jet crash -broad daylight cart-wheel crash at Sioux city Airport. Of the 296 people on board, only 111 died, including 11 kids -many traveling alone on United's "Children's Day" promotion. Majority of survivors were from front (pilot Haynes & crew)), a dozen w/NO injuries, many even walking out of crash! Weird. ...

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Date Posted: Monday, August 26, 12:41:02pm
In reply to: Dead at 87 's message, "Al Haynes, Pilot of United Airlines Flight 232, which crashed in 1989 in Sioux City, Ia. (111 died)" on Monday, August 26, 11:52:31am

Incredible crash ...

Fascinating animation re-enactment


Of the 296 people on board, 111 died. Most were killed by injuries sustained in the multiple impacts, but 35 people in the middle fuselage section directly above the fuel tanks died from smoke inhalation in the post-crash fire. Of those, 24 had no traumatic blunt-force injuries. The majority of the 185 survivors were seated behind first class and ahead of the wings. Many passengers were able to walk out through the ruptures to the structure.

Of all of the passengers:

35 died because of smoke inhalation (none were in first class).

76 died for reasons other than smoke inhalation (17 in first class).

1 died 31 days after the crash.

47 were seriously injured (eight in first class).

125 had minor injuries (one in first class).

13 had no injuries (none in first class).

The passengers who died for reasons other than smoke inhalation were seated in rows 14, 2425 and 2838. Passengers who died because of smoke inhalation were seated in rows 14, 16 and 2230. The person assigned to 20H moved to an unknown seat and died of smoke inhalation.

One crash survivor died 31 days after the accident; he was classified according to NTSB regulations as a survivor with serious injuries.

Fifty-two children, including four "lap children" without their own seats, were on board the flight because of the United Airlines "Children's Day" promotion. Eleven children, including one lap child, died. Many of the children were traveling alone.

It was not until 35 minutes after the crash that rescuers identified the debris that was the remains of the cockpit, with the four pilots alive inside. All four recovered from their injuries and eventually returned to flight duty.


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