As we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Flight 232 crash in Sioux City, we're looking back both at that fateful day in 1989 and how Siouxland has remembered it in the years since.
A quarter-century after a DC-10 crashed at Sioux Gateway Airport, a trio of community leaders said their involvement changed their lives in lasting, unexpected ways.
Two factors combined to help ensure that survivors outnumbered victims in the United Airlines Flight 232 crash at Sioux Gateway Airport, a doctor who helped save lives that day said.
"I'm the plane crash guy," Jeff Miller, of Schaumburg, Ill., says by way of introduction. "I didn't sue United; I haven't had nightmares."
Jerry Schemmel considers himself one of the lucky ones. Not solely because he was one of the 184 who survived the crash of United Airlines Flight 232, but also because he's been able to use that experience to turn his life around and do what he can to help others.
Twenty-five years ago, Ellen Christofferson, of Sioux City, went to donate blood to aid survivors from a horrific airplane crash at Sioux Gateway Airport.
The crash-landing of United Flight 232 at the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City was an event so profound that nearly everyone remembers where they were when they heard the news 25 years ago.