Episode 41: El Al Flight 1862

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On October 4, 1992, El Al Flight 1862, a Boeing 747 cargo jet, sets off from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam — but it never lands at its final destination in Tel Aviv. Join Shelly in this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as she talks about the flight that crashed into a nearby residential neighborhood, leading investigators to determine why all 747 aircraft — and their passengers — may suddenly be at risk.

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Show Notes:

This week's story starts in Amsterdam, and we talk about why we love it there! Stephanie mentions a favorite discovery called De Poezenboot: Amsterdam’s Floating Catboat, which is a cat rescue and sanctuary. She wrote about her experience visiting it, which you can read about on her travel website.


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
El Al Flight 1862

The aircraft involved in the accident that was El Al Flight 1862. Source: Torsten Maiwald

El Al Flight 1862

Aerial view of the crash site in Amsterdam. Source: Wikipedia

El Al Flight 1862

The likely position of the aircraft upon impact. Source: Wikipedia