Exclusive for Podcrashers:In the early morning hours of October 11, 1984, Aeroflot Flight 3352 descended toward the runway at the airport in Omsk, Russia. Moments later, the plane was in flames-- and the reason for the catastrophe represented a truly horrific series of events. In this month's Patreon-exclusive episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie tells the shocking story of how mistakes, oversights, and negligence resulted in an accident that never should have happened.
Sources consulted for this story:
- Komsomolskaya Pravda: Tu-154 crew commander, 1st class pilot Boris STEPANOV: If the wind had been stronger, we would have gone to the alternate airfield
- Komsomolskaya Pravda: ""We buried the wedding dress""
- Komsomolskaya Pravda: The son of the famous Novosibirsk pilot Boris Stepanov: ""The sky was his second home""
- Aviator: Disaster in Omsk Tu 154: “That's it. Passengers burned down”: the shocking story of the Omsk plane crash 34 years later
- Simple Flying: Aeroflot Flight 3352: The Crash Caused By A Sleeping Air Traffic Controller
- The Runway Centreline: Accident Review: Aeroflot Flight 3352 Collides with Vehicles on Runway
- NGS55: ""Everything. Passengers burned down”: the shocking story of the Omsk plane crash
- World News Today: The ground dispatcher took a nap. The result was a disaster and 178 deaths
Credits: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