Episode 7: Grand Canyon Mid-Air Collision

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In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly shares the story of a historic mid-air plane collision from 1956 that forever changed the way we fly. From the decisions that led to the moment of impact to the investigation that sought to understand what went wrong, this story looks at the incredible legacy each flight left behind.

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We talk about some of the major companies, including Disney and DoubleTree, who are posting some of their most famous recipes online for us to cook at home. It makes us wonder: is it a good idea to share all of your corporate secrets? Or do they think quarantine will never end...


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

Artist's impression of Grand Canyon mid-air collision. Image Source: Wikipedia

Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation, similar to the plane involved. Image Source: Wikipedia

Image Source: CBS News/AP

United Airlines Douglas DC-7, similar to the plane involved. Image Source: Wikipedia

Crash location in the Grand Canyon. Image Source: Popperfoto/Getty Images