Episode 105: The Mato Grosso Midair Collision
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Summary: September 29, 2006 was supposed to be a celebratory flight for the 2 flight crew and 5 passengers onboard an ExcelAire private Legacy 600 business jet. But everything changed in a moment when the plane suffers serious damage, and … Read More

Episode 104: Chalk’s Ocean Airways Flight 101
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Summary: There are many ways to experience air travel, and for 18 passengers onboard Chalk’s Ocean Airways Flight 101, their trip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas was a quick but exciting journey on a seaplane. Less than a … Read More

Layover Episode: The Life and Legacy of Kara Hultgreen
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: Kara Hultgreen had seemingly limitless aspirations: she wanted to be an astronaut, and she wanted to fly fighter jets. When she became the US Navy’s first female carrier-based fighter pilot, one of those dreams became a reality, … Read More

Episode 103: TransAsia Airways Flight 235
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Summary: On February 4, 2015, a taxi’s dash cam caught the unimaginable on video: the image of a turbo prop passenger plane summersaulting into the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan. Join Shelly in this episode of Take to the Sky: … Read More

Episode 102: Air France Flight 358
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Summary: As an Airbus A340 touched down on runway 24L in the middle of a Toronto thunderstorm, the crew and passengers alike were glad to be back on the ground. But for the people on board Air France Flight 358, … Read More

Patreon Episode: AirAsia Flight 8501
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: It’s three days after Christmas in 2014 and AirAsia 8501 is over the Java Sea when its two pilots begin getting warnings from the plane’s highly automated flight system. At first, things go routinely as the crew … Read More

Episode 101: Cougar Helicopter Flight 91
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Summary: It was called the “safest helicopter in the world.” But on March 12, 2009, a Sikorsky S92 helicopter operating as Couger 91 faced every sea pilot’s worst nightmare while flying over the North Atlantic Ocean: oil pressure problems. Join … Read More

Episode 100: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
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Summary: It started off like any other flight: a typical takeoff, a climb into the sky, leveling off for a smooth ride. Less than an hour into the flight, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar, leaving the world to … Read More

Layover Episode: Review of “Downfall: The Case Against Boeing”
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: After two fatal crashes involving the Boeing 737 MAX, both the public and regulatory agencies worldwide want to know what caused a brand new jet to dive uncontrollably back to earth… twice. In this month’s Patreon-exclusive Layover … Read More

Episode 99: Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529
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Summary: On August 21, 1995, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 is sailing above the state of Georgia when suddenly, the left propeller blades snap. Join Shelly as she shares how the flight crew uses all their skills and might to … Read More

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