Episode 122: 1996 Air Africa Crash

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January 8, 1996 was by all accounts a very normal day for the people of Kinshasa in Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Normalcy was shattered when the city found itself in the throws of one of the world's most shocking and devastating air disasters. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie takes us through the events that led to a heartbreaking crash that shed light on what safety means-- and doesn't mean-- to the airlines and individuals involved.

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Show Notes:

This week, we talk about some of the times we have tried to make something better but have made things a little worse instead. Let us know if you have ever had a similar situation on Facebook- and watch Facebook every Friday for our weekly call for good news- we love to celebrate your big and small moments with you!


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Podcast Engineers
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn

The accident aircraft tangled in the market. Source: Alchetron

The crash scene. Source: South African History Online