Summary:Many professionals have behind-the-scenes jobs to do that help keep a plane flying safely, from maintenance personnel all the way to the flight crew. But what happens if someone does not do their job in the right way, setting off a sequence of events that end in disaster? In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly shares the story of Alaska Airlines Flight 261, an air disaster that reminded everyone of what happens when profit is prioritized over safety.
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Sources consulted for this story:
- Christine Clarridge for The Seattle Times. 10th anniversary of Alaska Flight 261. January 29, 2010
- Seattle Times Staff Report for The Seattle Times. Profiles of Alaska Flight 261 victims. January 29, 2010
- NTSB Report on Alaska Airlines Flight 261
- Wikipedia, Alaska Airlines 261
- Kevin Fagan and Stacy Finza for SF Gate. August 6, 2012. The Last Day of Their Lives-- A Trip Home, a Flight into Terror
- Adam Dershowitz, PhD, for Exponent.com. March 28, 2019. Considerations for Aircraft Trim Control
- MayDay Air Crash Investigations, courtesy of the Discovery Channel. Cutting Corners
- Jeff Guzetti for AVM-Mag.com. From C-Check to Tragedy: Lessons Learned from Alaska flight 261. March 31, 2020
Show Notes:In this episode, Shelly and Stephanie talked about scary road rage incidents that left them unsettled. Have you been involved in or seen a scary road rage incident? Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and let us know!
Shelly and Stephanie also talk books: here is what we're reading now! Share your favorites with us on social media as well!
Shelly's book recommendation - Julie Orringer: The Flight Portfolio
Stephanie's book recommendation - Anne Napolitano: Dear Edward
Credits:Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn