Episode 18: British Airways Flight 9

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As 248 flight passengers flew high above Jakarta, Indonesia, the hum of the plane's mechanical systems was suddenly replaced by eerie silence as all four engines unexpectedly burned out. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster podcast, Stephanie tells the story of British Airways Flight 9, which left the cockpit crew scrambling to make sense of the catastrophic engine failure as they faced an onslaught of decisions that left their passengers lives in the balance. Was it possible to save any of the lives onboard—or was a deadly plane crash inevitable? Join us as we find out!

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Show Notes:

This week, Shelly shared her experience on a recent flight. Let us know if you have had an experience flying during the COVID-19 pandemic! Whether everyone kept their masks on or you witnessed a mini air disaster in the making, we would love to hear your stories!


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
British Airways Flight 9

Aircraft involved in the British Airways Flight 9 disaster. Image Source: Wikipedia

British Airways Flight 9

Volcanic ash on one of British Airways Flight 9's engines. Image Source: British Airways

British Airways Flight 9

British Airways Flight 9 Cockpit Crew. Image Source: AVGeeks.com