Episode 29: 737 MAX Crashes: Lion Air Flight 610 & Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302
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Summary: Two crashes involving the new 737 MAX aircraft, one in October 2018 and one in March 2019, took the lives of 346 people. In this week’s episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly recounts the … Read More

Episode 10: TWA Flight 800
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Summary: What could cause an airplane to turn into a ball of fire just 12 minutes after takeoff? In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie takes a look at TWA 800, one of the … Read More

Episode 12: EgyptAir Flight 990
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Summary: 20 minutes after takeoff, EgyptAir 990 was enjoying a smooth ride as it climbed above Nantucket’s coastline. Less than four minutes later, its wreckage was floating in the Atlantic Ocean. In this week’s episode of Take to the Sky: … Read More

Episode 18: British Airways Flight 9
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Summary: 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 … Read More

Episode 22: Turkish Airlines Flight 981
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Summary: Travel interruptions can wreck havoc on your plans, and when your flight is cancelled there is no greater feeling of relief than confirming a ticket on a plane about to depart. For many passengers on Turkish Airlines Flight 981, … Read More

Episode 26: Cubana de Aviación Flight 972
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Summary: It took less than a minute for a normal takeoff to turn into an unimaginable nightmare for passengers on Cubana de Aviación Flight 972. In this week’s episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie takes … Read More

Episode 28: Scandinavian Airways Flight 751
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Summary: When Captain Stefan Rasmussen hears a strange noise as part of Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751’s takeoff rotation, he has no idea that the next four minutes of his life will be spent living out a pilot’s worst nightmare. In … Read More

Episode 48: LOT Polish Airlines Flight 5055
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Summary: It was a sunny morning in Poland when LOT Polish Airlines Flight 5055 started its journey to New York City, but the routine takeoff quickly turned tragic when a sudden emergency necessitated an immediate landing. In this week’s episode … Read More

Episode 47: Alaska Airlines Flight 261
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Summary: Many professionals have behind-the-scenes jobs to do that help keep a plane flying safely, from maintenance personnel all the way to the flight crew. But what happens if someone does not do their job in the right way, setting … Read More

Episode 46: China Airlines Flight 140
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Summary: The last few moments of a flight’s descent are typically smooth as the aircraft lowers to the ground– so what would cause a plane to suddenly pick up speed and shoot back into the sky? In this week’s episode … Read More

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