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A United Airlines DC-10 (Photo: Bill Larkins [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])

30 Years Later: Remembering United Flight 232

On July 19, 1989, the crew of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago was faced with the impossible task of flying a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 with 296 people on board after losing all three hydraulic systems. With the event occurring 30 years ago on Friday, it remains as one of the greatest aviation miracles in history. United 232 was scheduled to depart the now-closed Stapleton Airport in Denver for Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, with continuing service to Philadelphia…