Summary:As Avianca Flight 52 prepared for landing, a series of traffic-related delays kept their aircraft circling above JFK Airport longer than expected. Although the crew was prepared for bad weather and a wait before they could land, they weren't prepared for what came next-- and neither were the passengers onboard. Join Stephanie as she shares a story about how essential communication is in all aspects of aviation safety in this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast.
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Sources consulted for this story:
- NTSB: Official Accident Report
- Newsday: Survivors, rescuers remember Avianca crash 20 years later
- Newsday: Survivors learn to cope 20 years after North Shore plane crash
- Daily News: Survivors, first responders reunite 20 years after deadly crash of Avianca Flight 52 on Long Island
- New York Times: Victims of Crash of Avianca Flight 52 From Colombia
- Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot: Avianca Flight 52 Survivors Thank Responders
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- Long Island Press: 20 Years Later, Scars Remain from Crash of Flight 52
- New York Times: Avianca Flight 52: The Delays That Ended in Disaster
- New York Daily News: Avianca Flight 52 crashes on Cove Neck, killing at least 30
- Aviation Safety Network: CVR transcript Avianca Flight 052 - 25 JAN 1990
- Time: The Inside Dope: Avianca Drug Mules
- New York Times: Children of Flight 52: The Wounds Within
- Inside Edition: Surviving Plane Crash In Childhood, Their Message Of Love To Brave Sailor Gutzler
- New York Times: THE CRASH OF FLIGHT 52; Children's Fate Points Up Seating Concerns
- National Library of Medicine: Analysis of injuries following the crash of Avianca Flight 52
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Avianca Flight 52
This week, we discuss a pretty surprising hit and run incident at JFK involving two planes. Let us know if you heard about this story- we're just glad everyone is OK!
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Credits:Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Podcast Engineers
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn