On July 19, 1989, a DC-10 headed for O'Hare carrying nearly 300 passengers and crew members suffers a catastrophic engine failure -- and is paralyzed mid-air. For 44 terrifying minutes, the aircraft makes its emergency descent, ultimately crash-landing at Sioux Gateway Airport in Iowa. To the astonishment of all who witnessed the event, 184 passengers and crew survived this harrowing ordeal. Drawing on interviews and research conducted by author Laurence Gonzales for his critically acclaimed book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival, this new drama from The House Theatre of Chicago explores real-life heroism and celebrates human ingenuity in the face of overwhelming challenges.
This play is recommended for audiences ages 13 and older.