Episode 55: Aeroperú Flight 603

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Shortly after midnight on October 2, 1996, Aeroperú Flight 603 crashed into the ocean. Join Shelly in this episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast as she tells the story of a cockpit in chaos and an investigation that uncovered how a simple human error set off a deadly and shocking chain of events with a catastrophic outcome.

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Show Notes:

In this episode, Shelly shared how her cat, Nash, sometimes has no boundaries. Also, Stephanie shared the the Instagram page for @flySOplane and his pictures where he recreates onboard meals he's had; you can also read about the article she mentioned on CNN.


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
Aeroperu Flight 603

The cockpit crew: Captain Eric Schreiber (Left), 58, and First Officer was David Fernández (Right), 42. Source: Air Live.net

Aeroperu Flight 603

The flight path of Aeroperú flight 603. Source: Air Live.net

Aeroperu Flight 603

An underwater photo showing one of Aeroperu Flight 603's static ports with tape covering it. Source: AVweb.com

Aeroperu Flight 603

The Boeing 757 involved in the Aeroperu Flight 603 crash.