Obit United Pilot

  FILE - In this July 20, 1989, file photo, Iowa Air National Guard soldiers search a bean field near the burnt engine of a United Airlines DC-10 that crash-landed, killing 111 people, at the airport in Sioux City, Iowa. Dennis Fitch, of St. Charles, Ill., the pilot who happened to be a passenger and helped save 184 people after the crash, died May 7, 2012, after suffering from brain cancer. He was 69. (AP Photo/James Finley, File)
FILE - In this July 20, 1989, file photo, Iowa Air National Guard soldiers search a bean field near the burnt engine of a United Airlines DC-10 that crash-landed, killing 111 people, at the airport in Sioux City, Iowa. Dennis Fitch, of St. Charles, Ill., the pilot who happened to be a passenger and helped save 184 people after the crash, died May 7, 2012, after suffering from brain cancer. He was 69. (AP Photo/James Finley, File)

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