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 the flight'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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Sources consulted for this story:
- NTSB Air Accident Report
- Alexandra Kukulka article for the Chicago Times Tribune. October 30, 2019. 25 years ago, American Eagle Flight 4184 crashed in an Indiana soybean field. The tragedy led to changes in aviation safety and family assistance
- Kroot Law, LLC. Roselawn, Indiana Plane Crash of American Eagle Flight 4184
- Dawn Mitchell, The Indianapolis Star, March 13, 2014. Retro Indy: 1994 American Eagle Flight 4184 crash in Roselawn
- John Tuoey for The Indianapolis Star appearing on USA Today. Two decades later, Flight 4184 families to honor victims
- The Flight Channel, Frozen Horror | Plane Crashes Just Before Landing in Chicago | American Eagle Flight 4184
- Nancy Armour for The Associated Press, October 30, 1995. Plane Crash Eyewitnesses, Relatives Haunted by Memories a Year Later
- Pamela Cytrynbaum, The Chicago Times Tribune, August 18, 1995. Grief not yet laid to rest
- Kim Leibler, The Times NWI, February 28, 1995. The crash of Flight 4184
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