Episode 26: Cubana de Aviación Flight 972

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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 us through the events that contributed to a memorable crash in Havana, Cuba, the surprising reasons that contributed to it, and the important lessons the flight has to teach.

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The flights to nowhere are still popping up- but this time we're starting to understand why. Check out this article about Quantas' approach to flights in the era of COVID-19.


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered by: Crosse deStreit, Salmon Pond Studios
Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn

The Crash Site. Source: Flickr

The Crash Site. Source: Flickr

Smoke from the plane crash as seen from the airport. Source: Twitter

The Crash Site. Source: Getty