Episode 63: Aeroflot Flight 821

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It only takes just one major mistake to set a disaster in motion. In this episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster podcast, Shelly shares the shocking story of Aeroflot Nord Flight 821, which crashed upon landing near Perm, Russia in September 2008. The investigation was a staunch reminder of how important it is for every pilot to have quality and timely training so they can effectively avoid a disaster.

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In this episode, Shelly and Stephanie talk about a fun meme they want listeners to respond to: You can only visit a place that starts with the same letter as your first name. Where are you going?


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Stephanie Hubka
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
Aeroflot Flight 821

Crash site of Aeroflot Flight 821 located along the Trans-Siberian Railway near Perm. Source: Tailstrike.com

Aeroflot Flight 821

The aircraft involved in the accident, seen 3 months before the crash. Source: Wikipedia

Aeroflot Flight 821

Panorama of Aeroflot 821 crash site and memorial site. Photo by Поздеев В.О. - Own work, CC BY 3.0