Episode 111: Crossair Flight 3597

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On November 24, 2001, as winter weather conditions worsened, the pilots of Crossair Flight 3597 struggled to visually locate the airport runway on final approach to Zurich. And when faced with a crucial decision to continue or abandon the approach, the captain chooses to keep going. In our latest episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, join Shelly as we explore if the captain made the right call and how what happened on Flight 3597 became a microcosm for larger problems within the global regional carrier industry.

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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
Crossair Flight 3597

The tail section of Crossair 3597. Photo by Ronan Hubert

Crossair Flight 3597

Crash site and tail section of Crossair 3597. Photo by Walter Bieri