Summary: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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Sources consulted for this story:
- Air Disasters, Season 9, Episode 3. High Rise Catastrophe
- Netherlands Aviation Safety Board, Aircraft Accident Report
- Wikipedia, El Al Flight 1862
- Jerome Socolovsky, APnews.com. October 5, 1992. Going Down 3/8' Pilot Calls as Stricken Plane Crashes With AM-Netherlands-Crash
- El Al Flight 1862: Bijlmer-the forgotten Disaster from Derdeklein.net
- Cnaan Liphschiz for the Times of Israel. October 15, 2012. 20 years on, El Al crash in Amsterdam still spawns conspiracy theories
- Don Phillips for the Washington Post. June 18, 1993. Boeing abandons 747 jumbo jet's breakaway engine design
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.
Credits: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