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Pueblo woman recalls horrific plane crash 25 years ago

Pueblo woman recalls horrific plane crash 25 years ago

Colorado Springs, COLO. - The 25th anniversary of the tragic crash landing of United Flight 232 in Sioux City, brings mixed emotions for one survivor.

The death toll in the July 19, 1989 crash was 112, while 184 people survived.

The flight from Denver to Chicago experienced two engine failures and the failure of its hydraulic steering.

One of the survivors, was 5-year-old Lindsi Pisciotta of Pueblo. She can still remember the crash.

"I was having fun looking down when all of a sudden the speakers came on and said bend down and touch your feet. I knew the plane was going to crash and so I just started to pray. Please keep us safe and don't let us crash."

Pisciott suffered a few minor scratches. Being lucky enough to survive is something she deals with on a daily basis.

"I'm really crazy about telling everybody I love them all the time. They will tell you that I want a hug and a kiss no matter if you're going to the grocery store, or school or whatever, I'm just, you never know when it's going to be the last time you get to talk to somebody," said Pisciotta.

Pisciotta said one of the main reasons she survived was because she was seated in the middle section of the plane right above the wing. That's where most people who survived were seated. To this day, Pisciotta said she only flies if she can have a seat over the wing.

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