Episode 93: British Airways Flight 5390

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While inflight on June 10, 1990, British Airways Flight 5390 experiences an explosive decompression. If that emergency wasn’t enough to deal with, the crew must face an even greater – and more urgent – danger in the cockpit. Join Shelly in this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast for this amazing story of a crew working together to fight for survival against all odds.

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Show Notes:

This week, we talk about the words our pets seem to know- and we want to hear from you, too! Are there certain words or sounds your pets seem to know the meaning of? Let us know! And don't forget to find us on social media to share your Flying High moments of the week!


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
British Airways Flight 5390

The bloody windscreen on the BAC-111 that was British Airways Flight 5390. Source: The Daily Mail

British Airways Flight 5390

Illustrated depiction of the events of British Airways Flight 5390. Source: Ripleys.com

British Airways Flight 5390

The crew of British Airways Flight 5390 (left to right): Captain Tim Lancaster surrounded by crew, from left, Alistair Atchison, John Howard, Nigel Ogden, Susan Prince and Simon Rogers. Source: PA Images via Getty Images