Patreon Episode: Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961

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On November 23, 1996, vacationers on a resort beach in the Comoros Islands got a front row seat to a real-life horror: an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane was getting closer and closer to the waves until there was no choice left but for it to crash into the ocean. In this Patreon only episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly shares the events that led to Flight 961’s fate at sea – a revelation that would challenge everything aviation experts thought they knew about plane hijackings.


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

The accident plane (Source: Wikipedia)

Wreckage of Flight 961 at sea (Source:

Still photo taken at the moment Flight 961 touches the waves (Source: