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  • Two National Transportation Safety Board investigators check over the burnt remains of a jet engine from a United Airlines DC-10 in Sioux City, Iowa on July 22, 1989.

      Two National Transportation Safety Board investigators check over the burnt remains of a jet engine from a United Airlines DC-10 in Sioux City, Iowa on July 22, 1989.
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  • Two plaques and a bench mark a memorial to Flight 232 flight attendant Rene LeBeau near the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center in Schaumburg. LeBeau, a Schaumburg resident,  perished when a DC-10 crashed in Iowa on July 19, 1989.

       Two plaques and a bench mark a memorial to Flight 232 flight attendant Rene LeBeau near the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center in Schaumburg. LeBeau, a Schaumburg resident, perished when a DC-10 crashed in Iowa on July 19, 1989.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Two plaques and a bench mark a memorial to Flight 232 flight attendant Rene LeBeau near the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center in Schaumburg. LeBeau, a Schaumburg resident,  perished when a DC-10 crashed in Iowa on July 19, 1989.

       Two plaques and a bench mark a memorial to Flight 232 flight attendant Rene LeBeau near the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center in Schaumburg. LeBeau, a Schaumburg resident, perished when a DC-10 crashed in Iowa on July 19, 1989.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Rene LeBeau, a Schaumburg resident and United Airlines  flight attendant ,  perished when Flight 232  crashed in Iowa on July 19, 1989.

      Rene LeBeau, a Schaumburg resident and United Airlines flight attendant , perished when Flight 232 crashed in Iowa on July 19, 1989.
    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Photo shows Iowa Air National Guard soldiers search a bean field near the burned engine of a United Airlines DC-10 after a crash landing at Sioux City Airport, Wednesday, July 20, 1989, Sioux City, Iowa. The jet was enroute to Chicago from Denver when it developed mechanical difficulties and tried to make an emergency landing when it crashed and burned.

      Photo shows Iowa Air National Guard soldiers search a bean field near the burned engine of a United Airlines DC-10 after a crash landing at Sioux City Airport, Wednesday, July 20, 1989, Sioux City, Iowa. The jet was enroute to Chicago from Denver when it developed mechanical difficulties and tried to make an emergency landing when it crashed and burned.
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  • A section of the United Airlines DC-10 stands among emergency vehicles after crashing while trying to make an emergency landing in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, July 19, 1989.

      A section of the United Airlines DC-10 stands among emergency vehicles after crashing while trying to make an emergency landing in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, July 19, 1989.
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  • A National Transportation Saftey Investigator looks at the ruptured passenger compartment of the United Airlines DC-10 in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, July 21, 1989.

      A National Transportation Saftey Investigator looks at the ruptured passenger compartment of the United Airlines DC-10 in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, July 21, 1989.
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  • Officials look over the fuselage of United Flight 232 at the airport in Sioux City, Iowa, Monday, July 25, 1989. Fire engines were on the scene because some fuel was left in the wreckage. Later the fuselage was moved into a nearby hanger where officials could inspect it closer.

      Officials look over the fuselage of United Flight 232 at the airport in Sioux City, Iowa, Monday, July 25, 1989. Fire engines were on the scene because some fuel was left in the wreckage. Later the fuselage was moved into a nearby hanger where officials could inspect it closer.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Flight attendants who aided the victims of United Flight 232 crash in in Sioux City, Iowa, pose July 28,1989 at a news conference in Chicago. From left, are: Georgeanne Del Castillo, Janice Brown, Virginia Murray, Donna McGrady, Susan White, and Timothy Owens.  Woman at right is unidentified.

      Flight attendants who aided the victims of United Flight 232 crash in in Sioux City, Iowa, pose July 28,1989 at a news conference in Chicago. From left, are: Georgeanne Del Castillo, Janice Brown, Virginia Murray, Donna McGrady, Susan White, and Timothy Owens. Woman at right is unidentified.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • President George Bush, right, meets with Capt. Alfred Haynes at the White House in this Sept 7, 1989 photo. Haynes guided the disabled United Airlines flight 232 aircraft in Sioux City, Iowa.   He and co-pilots Dudley Dvorak, Bill Records and Dennis Fitch, crushed in the rubble, hung upside down for 40 minutes before rescue crews discovered them.

      President George Bush, right, meets with Capt. Alfred Haynes at the White House in this Sept 7, 1989 photo. Haynes guided the disabled United Airlines flight 232 aircraft in Sioux City, Iowa. He and co-pilots Dudley Dvorak, Bill Records and Dennis Fitch, crushed in the rubble, hung upside down for 40 minutes before rescue crews discovered them.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • A burnt area shows the contact point and crash path of United Airlines flight 232 after it exploded on impact during an attempted emergency landing at Sioux City Airport in Sioux City, Iowa on July 20, 1989. The old runways of the original airport, now used as taxiways, are seen criss-crossing the crash path. The pilot was attempting to land on one of the closed runways.

      A burnt area shows the contact point and crash path of United Airlines flight 232 after it exploded on impact during an attempted emergency landing at Sioux City Airport in Sioux City, Iowa on July 20, 1989. The old runways of the original airport, now used as taxiways, are seen criss-crossing the crash path. The pilot was attempting to land on one of the closed runways.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Iowa Air National Guard soldiers search a bean field near the burned engine of a United Airlines DC-10 after a crash landing at Sioux City Airport, on Wednesday, July 20, 1989, Sioux City, Iowa. The jet was en route to Chicago from Denver when it developed mechanical difficulties and tried to make an emergency landing when it crashed and burned.

      Iowa Air National Guard soldiers search a bean field near the burned engine of a United Airlines DC-10 after a crash landing at Sioux City Airport, on Wednesday, July 20, 1989, Sioux City, Iowa. The jet was en route to Chicago from Denver when it developed mechanical difficulties and tried to make an emergency landing when it crashed and burned.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Searchers that include the Iowa Air National Guard in a bean field, July 21, 1989, bordering the runway where United Airlines 232 crash landed at Sioux City, Iowa.

      Searchers that include the Iowa Air National Guard in a bean field, July 21, 1989, bordering the runway where United Airlines 232 crash landed at Sioux City, Iowa.
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  • Cranes hold the tail section of the United Airlines DC-10 upright Sunday, July 23, 1989, four days after it crash landed at the Sioux City Airport in Iowa, killing 110 people. The section will later be loaded on a flatbed truck for transportation to an inspection site.

      Cranes hold the tail section of the United Airlines DC-10 upright Sunday, July 23, 1989, four days after it crash landed at the Sioux City Airport in Iowa, killing 110 people. The section will later be loaded on a flatbed truck for transportation to an inspection site.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Libertyville resident Rod Vetter describes his experience surviving the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 on July 19, 1989 in Sioux City, Iowa.

       Libertyville resident Rod Vetter describes his experience surviving the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 on July 19, 1989 in Sioux City, Iowa.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Items of Libertyville resident Rod Vetter as he describes his experience surviving the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 on July 19, 1989 in Sioux City, Iowa.

       Items of Libertyville resident Rod Vetter as he describes his experience surviving the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 on July 19, 1989 in Sioux City, Iowa.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Libertyville resident Rod Vetter looks at hiis passport as he describes his experience surviving the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 on July 19, 1989 in Sioux City, Iowa.

       Libertyville resident Rod Vetter looks at hiis passport as he describes his experience surviving the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 on July 19, 1989 in Sioux City, Iowa.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Jeff Miller of Schaumburg is a United flight 232 survivor. He points out in his office in Schaumburg where on the seating chart he was suppose to sit and where he ended up seating.  The second seat was his lucky seat.

       Jeff Miller of Schaumburg is a United flight 232 survivor. He points out in his office in Schaumburg where on the seating chart he was suppose to sit and where he ended up seating. The second seat was his lucky seat.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jeff Miller of Schaumburg is a United flight 232 survivor. He points out on the seating chart where he was suppose to sit and where he ended up. The second seat was his lucky seat.

       Jeff Miller of Schaumburg is a United flight 232 survivor. He points out on the seating chart where he was suppose to sit and where he ended up. The second seat was his lucky seat.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jeff Miller of Schaumburg is a United flight 232 survivor. He talks in his office about what he experienced that day and how he thinks about it everyday but suffers from no post-tramatic occurrences.

       Jeff Miller of Schaumburg is a United flight 232 survivor. He talks in his office about what he experienced that day and how he thinks about it everyday but suffers from no post-tramatic occurrences.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • St. Charles resident Denny Fitch became a hero in 1989 when he aided a pilot in landing Flight 232. In doing so, the DC-10 flight instructor saved over half of the passengers on board the aircraft. The crash landing was preceded by a loss of all hydraulic power. Fitch died in 2012.

      St. Charles resident Denny Fitch became a hero in 1989 when he aided a pilot in landing Flight 232. In doing so, the DC-10 flight instructor saved over half of the passengers on board the aircraft. The crash landing was preceded by a loss of all hydraulic power. Fitch died in 2012.
    DAILY HERALD 2004 FILE PHOTO

  • Denny Fitch, retired United Airlines pilot of St. Charles who survived the crash of a DC-10 in Iowa and whose actions controlling the airplane are credited with saving lives.  Fitch died in 2012.

      Denny Fitch, retired United Airlines pilot of St. Charles who survived the crash of a DC-10 in Iowa and whose actions controlling the airplane are credited with saving lives. Fitch died in 2012.
    DAILY HERALD 2007 FILE PHOTO

 

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