Episode 76: Delta Air Lines Flight 1141

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Summary:

In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie takes us through the shocking events that contributed to the crash of Delta Air Lines Flight 1141 on August 31, 1988. As the NTSB attempted to reconstruct the airplane's configuration in search of what could have caused a crash just moments after takeoff, answers came from an unexpected source and forced the industry to take an even closer look at what it means to prepare for a safe flight.



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Show Notes:

We start the episode with a quick recap of some of our most memorable calls to tech support; from the calls we have made to the calls we have responded to, we all can relate to a good help desk call. We also talk about Clippy (remember Clippy- Microsoft's virtual assistant from the 90s?). Surprise- looks like Microsoft might be bringing Clippy back!

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
Delta Air Lines Flight 1141

The charred remains of Delta Air Lines Flight 1141. Source: Tailstrike

Delta Air Lines Flight 1141

An illustration of the beginning of the crash sequence. Source: Official accident report

Delta Air Lines Flight 1141

Delta Air Lines Flight 1141's nose rests on the ground after the accident. Source: Tailstrike.com

Delta Air Lines Flight 1141

Wreckage at the site of the Delta Air Lines Flight 1141 crash. Source: Dallas Morning Herald