Episode 33: American Airlines Flight 587

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As America began to return to a sense of normalcy after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, no one could imagine that just 60 days later, New York would once again be reeling from another crash involving a commercial jetliner. In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly tells the story of what led to the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 and what its legacy can teach us about crew training.

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Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered by: Crosse deStreit, Salmon Pond Studios
Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
American Airlines Flight 587

Aerial view of the crash scene in Rockaway, Queen. Source: Getty Images

American Airlines Flight 587

NTSB studies the tail fin section of American Airlines Flight 587. Source: Getty Images

American Airlines Flight 587

Footage of AA Flight 587 in midair breakup. Sourcet: Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority

American Airlines Flight 587

The actual accident plane, pictured here ten months before the crash. Source: Jon Proctor