Remembering United Flight 232, 25 Years Later PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 September 2013 06:01
Remembering United Flight 232, 25 Years Later
July 18, 19, & 20, 2014

A group of community volunteers and leaders has begun the process of planning ceremonies and activities to appropriately mark the occasion of the crash landing and regional response to the United Flight 232 tragedy that unfolded in Sioux City 25 years ago next summer.

 The 25th anniversary of the July 19, 1989 disaster at Sioux Gateway Airport will be marked on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

 Captain Al Haynes and members of the flight crew are expected to join hundreds of others with direct ties to the Flight 232 crash and response to recollect the tragic event that, in many respects, defined our Siouxland community.

A series of weekend events beginning Friday, July 18 and concluding Sunday, July 20, 2014 will include recognizing the hundreds of agencies, emergency responders, and families directly associated with United Flight 232.  

Preliminary planning indicates that scheduled events will be held at the Orpheum Theatre, Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation, and the Flight 232 Memorial at the Anderson Dance Pavilion on the Riverfront.

 For more information, to assist with planning, or to submit memories and ideas, please contact Pam Mickelson at the museum at 712-252-5300 or email her at

 The Siouxland community may follow the development of the planning on the museum’s website, as well as on Facebook at

The Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation is dedicated to preserving transportation history. The museum opened in 2010 at its current location at 2600 Expedition Drive just off Harbor Drive at the north end of the Sioux City Airport, Colonel Bud Day Field.