top story PHOTOS: Flight 232 crash and recovery, 30 years later Jul 19, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save View images of the Flight 232 crash at Sioux Gateway Airport, the damage and the wreckage in the immediate aftermath. Capt. Al Haynes Flight 232 pilot Capt. Al Haynes waves at a news conference at Marian Health Center in Sioux City on July 25, 1989. Associated Press file Flight 232 crash Flight 232 approaches Sioux Gateway Airport for a crash-landing on July 19, 1989. "All we had were the engines and landing gear," said pilot Capt. Al Haynes. Gary Anderson, Sioux City Journal file Spencer Bailey In this iconic photograph, Iowa Air National Guard Lt. Dennis Nielsen carries 3-year-old Spencer Bailey from the wreckage of Flight 232 at Sioux Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. Gary Anderson, Sioux City Journal file Emergency workers Emergency workers respond near the runway following the crash of Flight 232 at Sioux Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989, in Sioux City. Gary Anderson, Sioux City Journal file Flight 232 crash Crews transport Flight 232 victims to Marian Health Center after the crash on July 19, 1989. Sioux City Journal file Flight 232 onlookers People gather at Sioux Gateway Airport to see Flight 232 in July 1989. Sioux City Journal file Airport debris Debris from United Airlines Flight 232 sits at Sioux Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. Associated Press file Aerial damage A burnt area shows the contact point and crash path of Flight 232 after it exploded on impact during an attempted emergency landing at Sioux Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. Jeff Bundy, Associated Press file Alta debris A piece of Flight 232 wreckage sits in a field near Alta, Iowa, on July 19, 1989. Sioux City Journal file Rescue search In this July 20, 1989, file photo, Iowa Air National Guard soldiers search a soybean field near the burned engine of Flight 232, which crash-landed at Sioux Gateway Airport. James Finley, Associated Press Airport wreckage An ambulance is shown next to debris from Flight 232 at Sioux Gateway Airport in July 1989. Gary Anderson, Sioux City Journal file Flight 232 wreckage The wreckage of Flight 232 sits at Sioux Gateway Airport in July 1989. The crew could only make right turns in the disabled aircraft, which crash-landed at the airport, killing 112 people. The remaining 184 passengers and members of the flight crew survived the crash. Gary Anderson, Sioux City Journal file Debris investigation Investigators inspect Flight 232 wreckage in July 1989. Journal file photo Engine investigation Investigators examine the engine of Flight 232 after it crash-landed at Sioux Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. Gary Anderson, Sioux City Journal file Debris inspection Crews inspect debris from Flight 232 after it crashed at Sioux Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. Gary Anderson, Sioux City Journal file Flight 232 crash The remains of a passenger on Flight 232 are transferred to a van for transportation to a temporary morgue near the runway of Sioux Gateway Airport. The DC-10 crashed while trying to make an emergency landing after developing mechanical trouble in flight. (AP Photo/Jeff Carney) Jeff Carney Flight 232 investigation A National Guard helicopter circles over the site of crash of Flight 232 on July 21, 1989, searching for debris to be collected for the investigation into the cause of the tragedy. John Gaps III, Associated Press file Debris moving Cranes lift a tail section of Flight 232 at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City on July 22, 1989. James Finley, Associated Press file NTSB investigators National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine a jet engine from United Flight 232 on July 22, 1989, in Sioux City. Ed Porter, Sioux City Journal file Tags Flight 232 United Flight 232 Sioux Gateway Airport Sioux City Disaster Spencer Bailey Gary Anderson Sioux City Journal United 232 As featured on LOOK: The Journal's 5 most-viewed photo galleries in July Want to know what images captured the eyes of fellow Journal readers? Miss some of our most … More information PHOTOS: Sioux City Journal front pages from Flight 232Three decades after Flight 232, Spencer Bailey -- the boy in the photograph -- discusses its impact on his lifeSioux Gateway Airport closures begin Thursday as runway is reconstructedAl Haynes, pilot of Flight 232, dies at 87PHOTOS: Images of Al Haynes through the years'Sully' pays tribute to late Al Haynes, hero pilot of United Airlines Flight 232 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments Most Popular Sioux City man arrested following Indian Hills convenience store robbery One killed, three injured in Storm Lake crash Texas duo arrested in Sioux City; accused of charging $36,000 on fake credit cards Le Mars-based Wells buys low-calorie Halo Top brand of ice cream South Sioux City to increase property taxes by 17 percent View All Promotions promotion scjTIX.com: Bike SUX 2019 promotion 2019 Siouxland's Choice Winners!