Episode 31: American Eagle Flight 4184

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Summary:

American Eagle Flight 4184 was just any other short-haul flight over the Midwest—until it plummeted into a soybean field in Roselawn, Indiana, on Halloween 1994. Listen to the newest episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as Shelly recounts Flight 4184's fall from the sky, a crash that led to pilots advocating for changes in aviation safety and led to changes in how airlines respond to victims’ families in the wake of aviation disasters.



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Show Notes:

Shelly shares the hilarious story of a man in the UK who draws silly pictures of people's pets for charity. So naturally, Shelly and Stephanie had to share pet pictures of their own pets- meet Shelly's cats Rascal and Nash and Stephanie's guinea pigs Sydney and Fernando (including Stephanie's terrible attempts to draw them both).

We also talk about Halloween; if you are looking for a plague doctor mask, Stephanie recommends this gem from Amazon.

Credits:

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

A similar ATR-72 aircraft as the one involved in the crash of American Eagle Flight 4184. Photo credit: Aero Icarus

A field near Roselawn, Indiana, where American Eagle flight 4184 crashed, killing all 68 people aboard. Photo credit: Charles Bennett/AP

Flight 4184 memorial site in Roselawn, Indiana. Photo credit: Alexandra Kukulka / Post-Tribune