Episode 41: El Al Flight 1862
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Summary: On October 4, 1992, El Al Flight 1862, a Boeing 747 cargo jet, sets off from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam — but it never lands at its final destination in Tel Aviv. Join Shelly in this episode of Take … Read More

Episode 36: American Airlines Flight 965
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Summary: Cockpits are busy places. Fortunately, aviation technology has advanced to support flight crews and make the tasks related to flying streamlined—and certainly easier than ever before. In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie … Read More

Episode 33: American Airlines Flight 587
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Summary: As America began to return to a sense of normalcy after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, no one could imagine that just 60 days later, New York would once again be reeling from another crash involving a commercial jetliner. In … Read More

Episode 32: United Airlines Flight 811
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Summary: There may be nothing scarier than sitting on an airplane with a gaping hole in the side of it- but that is exactly what happened to 336 passengers on United Flight 811 in 1989. This week on Take to … Read More

Layover Episode: Review of “Invisible Sky”
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Summary: Accident investigations are almost synonymous with the National Transportation Safety Board, or the NTSB. Recognized around the world as the gold standard in investigations, the NTSB’s diligence and authority have contributed to findings, probable causes, and recommendations that have … Read More

Episode 45: Lockhart, TX Hot Air Balloon Disaster
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Summary: When we think of the air disasters that capture our curiosity and grip our hearts the most, these stories often involve large commercial jets. But sometimes air disasters don’t just involve airplanes. In this episode of Take to the … Read More

Episode 42: King Air N559DW
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Summary: Charter flights can be a quick, convenient way to travel to a destination, and that is why the White family boarded their King Air flight as they prepared for a trip home. In this week’s episode of Take to … Read More

Episode 40: Nature Air Flight 9916
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Summary: As two families and their guide prepared to leave a great vacation behind and return home, they boarded Nature Air Flight 9916 to begin their journey. Within moments, their plane was back on the ground. This week on Take … Read More

Episode 39: British Midland Flight 92
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Summary: 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 … Read More

Episode 38: The Hindenburg
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Summary: On May 6, 1937, crowds formed near Naval Air Station Lakehurst in New Jersey to welcome the first Zeppelin transatlantic flight of the year. History knows what happened next: just moments before landing, the Hindenburg burst into flames as … Read More

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