Spirit Of Siouxland Flight 232 Reborn
In Iowa, United States
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The Reborn cache is near the memorial. Please visit the memorial after hunting for the cache nearby. BYOP
Park in the adjacent parking lot. Take time to read the plaques on the rocks on the sidewalk. The sidewalk goes around and into an open area featuring a sculpture that has become the symbol of the rescue effort that day. 112 people died in the crash, but 184 lived thanks to the heroic efforts of Captain Al Haynes and his crew.
This cache is along the riverfront in Sioux City. It's a memorial to those involved in the crash of Flight 232 in July 19, 1989, in Sioux City. It changed and touched the lives of all involved that day and compassion followed from the Siouxland area. United Airlines Flight 232 was a scheduled flight from Stapleton International Airport, in Denver, Colorado, to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, with continuing service to Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On July 19, 1989, the Douglas DC-10 (Registration N1819U) suffered an uncontained failure of its number 2 engine. Shrapnel was hurled from the engine with enough force to penetrate the hydraulic lines of all three of the aircraft's hydraulic systems. The hydraulic fluid from each system rapidly leaked from the aircraft, resulting in the inability of the crew to move the flight controls. Only the thrust levers for the two remaining engines remained workable. The aircraft eventually broke up during an emergency landing on the runway at Sioux City, Iowa, killing 111 of its 285 passengers and one of the 11 crew members.
Owing to the skill of the crew and a DC-10 instructor pilot who happened to be a passenger on the aircraft, 174 passengers and 10 crew members survived the crash.
Last Updated: on 10/21/2014 11:32:54 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:32 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum