Layover Episode: Operation Diamond: The Story of Munir Redfa
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: In this Layover Episode for our Podcrasher community, Shelly recounts how an Iraqi pilot absconded to Israel with a MiG-21 – and forever ripped open the secrets of Soviet fighter capabilities for the West during the now … Read More

Welcome to Take to the Sky!

We are a story-focused weekly podcast dedicated to our shared secret obsession: air disasters.

If you’re a fan of air travel, true crime, aviation history, and storytelling, there’s a good chance this podcast is for you. If you can’t seem to look away every time a cable news station runs 24/7 coverage of a plane crash, you’re not alone—and you’ll love spending time with us!

Every Thursday, we share a new story about some of the noteworthy plane crashes and air disasters that have made headlines over the years. In addition to discussing the facts, we also talk about the people and legacies that have led to improvements in flight safety. We’re here to share the facts, details, and surprises behind some of the disasters that occur at 35,000 feet. Most of all, we want to have fun. And it’s OK to have fun talking about plane crashes. Really. We promise.

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Recent Episodes

Layover Episode: Operation Diamond: The Story of Munir Redfa
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: In this Layover Episode for our Podcrasher community, Shelly recounts how an Iraqi pilot absconded to Israel with a MiG-21 – and forever ripped open the secrets of Soviet fighter capabilities for the West during the now … Read More

Episode 68: United Airlines Flight 232 Part 1
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Summary: When the crew of United Airlines Flight 232 boarded their aircraft on July 19, 1989, they had no idea they were just a few hours away from the greatest challenge they would ever face. In the skies above Iowa, … Read More

Episode 67: Asiana Airlines Flight 214
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Summary: On July 6, 2013, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed into a seawall upon landing at San Francisco International Airport, and divided the NTSB over the main cause of the crash – was it due to pilot error or the … Read More

Patreon Episode: Sabena Flight 548
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: On February 15, 1961, Sabena Flight 548 was carrying a plane full of travelers across the Atlantic Ocean. Among the passengers was the entire US Figure Skating team as they looked ahead to participating in the World … Read More