United Airlines Flight 232

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United Airlines Flight 232
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The airplane moments before the crash
Accident
DateJuly 19, 1989 (1989-07-19)
SummaryUncontained engine failure due to faulty titanium alloy, leading to loss of hydraulics and flight controls
SiteSioux Gateway Airport
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
42°24′29″N 96°23′02″W / 42.40806°N 96.38389°W / 42.40806; -96.38389Coordinates: 42°24′29″N 96°23′02″W / 42.40806°N 96.38389°W / 42.40806; -96.38389
Aircraft
Aircraft typeMcDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
OperatorUnited Airlines
IATA flight No.UA232
ICAO flight No.UAL232
Call signUNITED 232 HEAVY
RegistrationN1819U
Flight originStapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado
StopoverO'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois
DestinationPhiladelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupants296
Passengers285
Crew11
Fatalities111
Injuries172
Survivors184

United Airlines Flight 232 was a scheduled flight from Stapleton International Airport in Denver, Colorado, to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. On July 19, 1989, the DC-10 (registered N1819U) operating the route crash-landed in Sioux City, Iowa, after suffering a big failure of its tail-mounted engine, leading to the loss of all flight controls. Of the 296 people on board, 111 died in the accident while 185 survived.

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