Layover Episode: Operation Diamond: The Story of Munir Redfa
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: In this Layover Episode for our Podcrasher community, Shelly recounts how an Iraqi pilot absconded to Israel with a MiG-21 – and forever ripped open the secrets of Soviet fighter capabilities for the West during the now … Read More

Episode 68: United Airlines Flight 232 Part 1
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Summary: When the crew of United Airlines Flight 232 boarded their aircraft on July 19, 1989, they had no idea they were just a few hours away from the greatest challenge they would ever face. In the skies above Iowa, … Read More

Episode 67: Asiana Airlines Flight 214
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Summary: On July 6, 2013, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed into a seawall upon landing at San Francisco International Airport, and divided the NTSB over the main cause of the crash – was it due to pilot error or the … Read More

Patreon Episode: Sabena Flight 548
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: On February 15, 1961, Sabena Flight 548 was carrying a plane full of travelers across the Atlantic Ocean. Among the passengers was the entire US Figure Skating team as they looked ahead to participating in the World … Read More

Episode 25: Eastern Airlines Shuttle Flight 1320
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Summary: In the late 1960s, airplane hijackings were regarded as mere inconviences to both passengers and crew. Usually, those incidents ended with a flight to Cuba and free drinks for passengers. But, on St. Patrick’s Day 1970, as Eastern Airlines … Read More

Episode 23: 9/11 Anniversary Special Part 1 – American Airlines Flight 11 & United Airlines 175
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Summary: On September 11, 2001, four commercial jetliners were commandeered by terrorists and flown into buildings in New York City and Washington, D.C., and into a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania. That day forever changed America and the way that we … Read More

Episode 66: USAir Flight 427
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Summary: There is so much to be learned from every plane crash, and this week’s episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast takes a look at an investigation so detailed and thorough it took the NTSB more … Read More

Episode 64: Payne Stewart Plane Crash
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Summary: Communication is key for most flights; communication between members of the flight crew is essential, and communication with air traffic control is equally important. When a private Learjet stopped communicating with ATC on October 25, 1999, officials on the … Read More

Episode 65: British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Flight 911
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Summary: As the crew of BOAC Flight 911 tried to get closer to give their passengers a better view of Mount Fuji on March 5, 1966, disaster suddenly struck, and the 707 fell in pieces back to earth. Following the … Read More

Layover Episode: Bad Behavior on Planes
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: If there is one thing most of us have missed over the last year, it’s travel. When you think of flying, it’s easy to get lost in the magic of it: gliding through the clouds, marveling at … Read More

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