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A Thousand Heroes


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First of a two-part drama based on a real-life event.
Starring Charlton Heston Richard Thomas
James Coburn
On 19 July 1989, on a routine flight from Denver to Chicago, United Airlines Flight develops an engine fault. As he struggles heroically to land the aircraft safely,
Captain Al Haynes radios for emergency landing clearance in Sioux City, Iowa, setting in train an amazing sequence of events.
Final part tomorrow at 9.30pm.


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Richard Thomas
Unknown: James Coburn
Unknown: Captain Al Haynes
Captain Al Haynes: Charlton Heston
Gary Brown: Richard Thomas
Jim Hatkaway: James Coburn
Bob Hamilton: Leon Russom
Lt Col Dennis Nielsen: John Jackson
Chris Porter: Tom O'Brien
Sam Gochenour: Phillip Baker Hall
Dan Bennett: Tom Everett
First Officer Bill Records: Carmen Argenziano
Flight Engineer Dudley Dvorak: Bruce McGill

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