Former Nebraska Governor Bob Kerrey

The pilot of United Flight 232 is being remembered as a humble man who gave credit to others for helping bring the crippled airliner to the Sioux Gateway Airport.

Al Haynes died in Seattle yesterday at the age of 87 just shy of his 88 birthday.

Many in the airline industry called it a “miracle” that anyone survived.

When he talked about the crash and the response and how they got the aircraft to Sioux City he gave credit to his entire cockpit crew.