Episode 15: The 1958 Munich Air Disaster

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Ice and snow may be an expected part of cold weather travel, but they can also lead to disastrous situations. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly tells the story of the 1958 Munich Air Disaster, which left a nation reeling from the loss of its Manchester United football team and a pilot fighting for his reputation. Did the investigation into the plane crash tell the whole story? Join us as we find out!

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Show Notes:

Stephanie mentions that there is a word for the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own; that word is sonder. The article about words you didn’t know existed but probably would use if you knew about them can be found on Bored Panda.


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered by: Crosse deStreit, Salmon Pond Studios
Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
The 1958 Munich Air Disaster

The 1958 Munich Air Disaster. Source: The Sportsman

The 1958 Munich Air Disaster

Busby babes before playing their last match. Image Source: Wikipedia

The 1958 Munich Air Disaster

Crashed British European Airways Flight 609. Image Source: PA

The 1958 Munich Air Disaster

The model of plane similar to the one in the crash. Image Source: Wikipedia