Episode 39: British Midland Flight 92

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On January 9, 1989, British Midland Flight 92 sets off for Belfast, Northern Ireland. But shortly into the flight, the brand new 737-400 aircraft experiences what everyone thinks is a catastrophic mechanical failure. Join Shelly in this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as she shares the unfortunate and terrifying sequence of events that unfolded in the air over the village of Kegworth, forever changing pilot and cabin crew communication and passenger air safety procedures that still remain in place today.

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Show Notes:

This week, Shelly and Stephanie chat about the woes of going from Mommy to Mom, how a basket full of bumbles came to watch a podcast recording, and holiday plans. Catch us on social media and tell us how you plan to spend the last week of 2020 (we're almost done with this year!).


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
British Midland Flight 92

The actual accident aircraft. Source: Frank C. Duarte Jr.

British Midland Flight 92

The Kegworth Air Disaster crash scene. Photo credit: unknown. Courtesy of the Mirror

British Midland pilots Kevin Hunt and David McClelland. Source: PA

British Midland Flight 92

The Kegworth Air Disaster Memorial Site. Source: Alf B.