Layover Episode: The 1970 Wichita State Football Team Plane Crash
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: In episode 143, we covered the crash of Southern Airways Flight 932, the worst-ever US sports air disaster. But on October 2, 1970, just six weeks before this crash, the Wichita State football team had lost 31 … Read More

Episode 148: Air Canada Flight 143 – The Gimli Glider
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Summary: July 23, 1983 should have been just another day in the skies for Captain Bob Pearson and First Officer Maurice Quintal, but a series of miscommunications and mechanicals issues caught up with them and their brand-new Boeing 767 once … Read More

Episode 147: Air France 4590 and the Story of the Concorde
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Summary: Whenever Concorde took off, it was a mesmerizing spectacle. But on July 25, 2000, when an Air France Concorde took the skies, it did so with flames trailing behind it. Join Shelly for this episode of Take to the … Read More

Patreon Episode: Soyuz 11
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: When the Space Race began, the United States and the Soviet Union were quick to use teams and technology in an effort to reach space first. Before long, records were beaten just as quickly as they were … Read More

Episode 146: 1960 New York Mid-Air Collision
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Summary: On a quiet December morning in 1960, the streets of New York city turned from festive cheer to chaos when an aviation disaster played out in the skies above. In this week’s episode of Take to the Sky: the … Read More

Episode 145: Santa Barbara Airlines 518
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Summary: Anyone onboard Santa Barbara Airlines Flight 518 on February 21, 2008 would have been taking in the gorgeous views of the Andes as the plane began to climb. But soon, as the mountain tops got closer and closer, some … Read More

Layover Episode: Nevada Triangle
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: There are mysteries throughout aviation, but a staggering 2000 of them stem from the little-known Nevada Triangle. In this month’s Patreon-exclusive layover episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie tells several stories of … Read More

Layover Episode: Ghost Ship: The 1942 Disappearance of a Navy L-8 Blimp
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: It began as a routine surveillance mission on the morning of August 16, 1942, when a Navy L-8 blimp took to the sky to patrol the waters for enemy submarines with two crewmen onboard– and were never … Read More

Patreon Episode: Southwest Airlines Flight 1380
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: On April 17, 2018, terror took hold of every passenger and crew member on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 just as quickly as oxygen masks dropped from the overhead compartment. In this month’s Patreon-exclusive episode of Take to … Read More

Patreon Episode: Air France Flight 8969
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: When four policemen unexpectedly boarded Air France 8969 on Christmas Eve morning in 1994, not even the flight crew was too concerned at first. But over three days of abject terror, all 220 passengers and 12 crew … Read More

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