SIOUXLAND REMEMBERS THE 1989 CRASH OF FLIGHT 232

SIOUXLAND REMEMBERS THE 1989 CRASH OF FLIGHT 232

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SIOUX CITY WRAPPED UP ITS COMMEMORATION OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CRASH OF UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 232 WITH SEVERAL WEEKEND EVENTS.

SUNDAY MORNING, A REMEMBRANCE SERVICE WAS HELD AT THE ANDERSON DANCE PAVILLION AND FLIGHT 232 MEMORIAL ON THE CITY’S RIVERFRONT.

SATURDAY, A GATHERING WAS HELD AT THE MID AMERICA MUSEUM OF AVIATION AND TRANSPORTATION TO HONOR THE 112 LIVES LOST IN 1989 AND TO DEDICATE A GARDEN OF REFLECTION.

CAPTAIN AL HAYNES, THE PILOT OF THE DC-10 AIRLINER WHERE 184 SURVIVED THE CRASH, WAS GREETED WITH A STANDING OVATION BY A CROWD OF SEVERAL HUNDRED WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY:


OC….ALL OF YOU DID. ;23

JERRY SCHEMMEL WAS ONE OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE CRASH.

HE HAS HAD A SUCCESSFUL SPORTSCASTING CAREER WITH DENVER SPORTS TEAMS, BUT NOTED THAT EVERYONE HAS A DIFFERENT WAY OF COPING WITH THE EVENT AFTERMATH.

SCHEMMEL SAYS WHILE MANY DID MOVE FORWARD, OTHERS WERE NOT ABLE TO:


OC….THAN THE OTHERS. :25

SCHEMMEL SAYS WE WILL NEVER FORGET THOSE WHO DIED IN THE PLANE CRASH, AND HE KEEPS A LIST OF THEM WITH HIM IN HIS DAYTIMER.

THE NAMES OF THE 112 PEOPLE WHO PERISHED IN THE CRASH WERE READ AT THE CEREMONY BY THE PRESIDENTS OF BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY AND MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE.

STORY PHOTO BY GEORGE LINDBLADE