Airplane Crashes — Flight 232/As though We Were There

Being lucky enough to have been on airplanes for the last 25 years or so, made us look into this flight 232. A four days study and research took us to that date. Here is the introduction: Flight 232 from United Airlines took off from Colorado on July 19, 1989 at 2:13 p.m. (14:13 p.m). Final destination was Philly, making a stop at O’hare International in Chicago. At about 3:15 p.m. flying above 36,500 feet, the structural strentgh was put to the test. A big jolt was felt a minute later. For the next 44 minutes passengers felt the worse experience of their lives. just picture the great adventure ride at Six flags. Engine two that is mounted on the back wing lost total functionality. Gathering enough information we wanted to experience the moment. There were 12% seats empty, so we decided to take a flight with them: Our assigned seat? First class: 5F In the Beginning… Stapleton International Airport Denver Colorado, 1:16 p.m. Was visiting a relative form the Airforce Base, and made it just in time to take my flight back home to Sioux City. Was a boring wednesday of that July 19, 1989. The airfare was not important, because my company chose first class even before I could make a choice. The weird thing was that… I felt as though I was in the wrong place. Don’t you just have sometimes that feeling? I just waited in line and the Check-in was done … More


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