Episode 107: Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409

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Everything was normal for the takeoff of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 on January 25, 2010 as it departed Beirut, Lebanon, for Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia. But what happens in the cockpit of Flight 409 over the next four plus minutes will confuse and divide aviation experts for years to come. Join Shelly in this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as she shares the shocking sequence of events and the controversial investigation that followed - and how an industry was left shaking its head in disbelief.

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Show Notes:

We start this episode by leaning into our love of organization- specifically our love of The Home Edit. Let us know if you have found yourself inspired to do a little spring cleaning as well!

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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
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409

The plane involved, seen 2 months before the crash. Source: Wikipedia

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409

An official carries the tail section of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 across a beach near Beirut. Source: Region Week

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409

Debris from Ethiopian Airlines 406 washes ashore on the beaches near Beirut. Source: AP