Summary:There are many ways to experience air travel, and for 18 passengers onboard Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101, their trip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas was a quick but exciting journey on a seaplane. Less than a minute after takeoff, thrill turned to terror for the passengers and crew. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares how one airline's revered history led to shocking shortcuts-- and how one flight cast a spotlight on aviation safety.
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Sources consulted for this story:
- NTSB: In-flight Separation of Right Wing Flying Boat, Inc. (doing business as Chalk’s Ocean Airways) Flight 101
- Smithsonian Magazine: Chalk’s Ocean Airways
- Tampa Bay Times: In Bimini, shock and grief settle in
- New York Times: All 20 Killed as Seaplane Crashes Off Miami Beach
- BBC Caribbean: 11 Bahamians killed in plane crash
- Miami Herald: Port to reopen as investigation begins into Chalk's plane crash
- Miami New Times: Crash of an Icon
- CBS: Airline Grounds All Its Seaplanes
- Fear of Landing: The Wing Just Broke Off: Chalk’s Airline Flight 101
- Aviation Maintenance Magazine: Cracks in the System
- Tampa Bay Times: Pilot's husband remembers her courage
- New York Times: U.S. aviation agency's lapses cited in crash
- Sydney Morning Herald: Bacardi heir dies in US seaplane crash
- Reuters: U.S. blames airline, FAA for deadly Florida crash
- South Florida Sun Sentinel: 'I WOULD TELL HER I LOVE HER AND TO FLY SAFE'
- Los Angeles Times: ‘We Lost a Lot of Good People’ in Crash
- South Florida Sun Sentinel: DEATHS LEAVE FAMILIES NUMB
- Insurance Journal: Fla. Seaplane Crash Victims File Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Chalk’s Airline Insurance Proceeds
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Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101
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Credits:Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Podcast Engineers
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn