Episode 70: Delta Air Lines Flight 723

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July 31, 1973 was not an ideal day for flying; foggy conditions enveloped New England, leading to delays and cancellations throughout the region. In this episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie takes us through the issues and decisions that led Delta Air Lines Flight 723 to make a terrifying crash landing into Boston's Logan Airport. From the obvious challenges to surprising factors, this story left a lasting impact on the community and aviation.

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Show Notes:

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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
Delta Air Lines Flight 723

First responders at the Delta Air Lines Flight 723 crash site. Source: Boston Globe

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Remnants of Delta Air Lines Flight 723. Source: Boston Globe

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A rescue worker stands next to Delta Air Lines Flight 723's charred fuselage. Source: Boston Globe