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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Bob looks through a box of items collected from the crash Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Bob points to the locations of passengers indicated by lack of injury, severity of injury, and reason of death from the NTSB report. Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Bob displays the original flight itinerary . Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Bob displays the front page of the Chicago Tribune which reported the crash. Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Radar plot of the plane's flight path, from the NTSB report. Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Bob shows his boarding pass. Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Personal items that were returned to Bob, shows his check book. Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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    Items Bob has collected from the crash and the exact bloody clothes he was wearing. PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB RYAN
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    Items Bob has collected from the crash and the exact bloody clothes he was wearing. PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB RYAN
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    Items Bob has collected from the crash and the exact bloody clothes he was wearing. PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB RYAN
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    Items Bob has collected from the crash and the exact bloody clothes he was wearing. PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB RYAN
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    Items Bob has collected from the crash and the exact bloody clothes he was wearing. PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB RYAN
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    Bob and his family PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB RYAN
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Bob shows a photo of him(left) and other survivors on the runway where flight 232 crashed Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Bob shows a photo of him(left) and other survivors on the runway where flight 232 crashed Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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    R.W. Burdette - AP
    Paul Brewer, a field representative for United Airlines, helps move a large piece of the fan disk from the rear engine of Flight 232, which was found in a cornfield near Storm Lake, Iowa, Oct. 12, 1989. One hundred twelve people died in the July 19 crash of the DC-10 at Sioux City, Iowa, airport. (AP Photo/R.W. Burdette)
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    ED PORTER - ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The wreckage of United Flight 232 lies strewn across the runways of Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa, after the DC-10 aircraft crashed on July 19, 1989. 112 people of the 296 aboard were killed. (AP Photo/The Sioux City Journal, Ed Porter)
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    GARY ANDERSON - AP
    Emergency workers treat injured passengers following the crash of United Flight 232 at Sioux Gateway Airport In Sioux City, Iowa on July 19, 1989. (AP Photo/The Sioux City Journal, Gary Anderson)
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    Anonymous - AP
    A section of the United Airlines DC-10 stands among emergency vehicles after crashing while trying to make an emergency landing in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, July 19, 1989. (AP Photo)
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    James Finley - AP
    Iowa Air National Guard soldiers search a bean field near the burned engine of a United Airlines DC-10 after a crash landing at Sioux City Airport, on Wednesday, July 20, 1989, Sioux City, Iowa. The jet was en route to Chicago from Denver when it developed mechanical difficulties and tried to make an emergency landing when it crashed and burned. (AP Photo/James Finley)
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    Ed Porter - AP
    Two National Transportation Safety Board investigators check over the burnt remains of a jet engine from a United Airlines DC-10 in Sioux City, Iowa on July 22, 1989. One hundred and nine people are confirmed dead from the tragedy. (AP Photo/Ed Porter)
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    John Gaps III - AP
    Cranes hold the tail section of the United Airlines DC-10 upright Sunday, July 23, 1989, four days after it crash landed at the Sioux City Airport in Iowa, killing 110 people. The section will later be loaded on a flatbed truck for transportation to an inspection site. (AP Photo/John Gaps III)
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    GARY ANDERSON - AP
    Guardsman Dennis Nielsen carries passenger Spencer Bailey away from the wreckage of United Airlines Flight 232 after the plane crashed at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa, on July 19, 1989. (AP Photo/Copyright 1989 The Sioux City Journal, Gary Anderson)
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Bob shows his boarding pass. Bob Ryan was a survivor from United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago, while in flight it experienced extreme mechanical malfunction while at a cruising height of 37,000 feet The pilot was force to make a crashed landing in Sioux City ,Iowa which resulted in 112 people losing their life.
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