Plane crash set new course for survivor

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February 1, 2019 - 4:51 PM

This aerial view shows the path United Flight 232 followed after crash landing in Sioux City, Iowa, in July 1989. Crash survivor Jerry Schemmel will speak in Iola Thursday. AP FILE PHOTO

Over the course of 45 minutes — an eternity, really — Jerry Schemmel figured he was going to die.

The date was July 19, 1989. 

Schemmel, then 29, was aboard United Airlines Flight 232, along with 295 other passengers and flight crew.

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