Episode 9: Federal Express Flight 705

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In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly tells one of the most amazing stories of pilot heroism in the sky when a routine flight became a fight for life. When what should have been a typical day at work took an unexpected turn, the flight crew faced a true nightmare that began unfolding right after takeoff. Were they able to safely land the plane? You won't want to miss this story!

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Show Notes:

We talk about the concept of mask fashion; there have been plenty of stories and sightings of people who are getting creative with their masks!

Stephanie shares an article about her sister, who wore an alligator costume to the grocery store.

We also talk about how Bane masks are selling out.

If you have seen any fun masks in your community, send us a picture! We'll give you a shout out on a future episode!


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered by: Crosse deStreit, Salmon Pond Studios
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Sound editing and music by: Mike Dunn
Federal Express Flight 705

FedEx Express cargo planes. Image Source: Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal

Federal Express Flight 705

FedEx First Officer Jim Tucker (left) and Flight Engineer Andy Peterson (center) look at Capt. Sanders' uniform. Image Source: Matthew Craig/Commercial Appeal archives

Federal Express Flight 705

Auburn Calloway's FedEx ID badge after his attack. Image Source: Karen Pulfer Focht / The Commercial Appeal Files

Federal Express Flight 705

The aircraft involved (N306FE) at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in 1986. Image Source: Wikipedia