Layover Episode: Heroic Flight Crews: Olympic Airways 411 and the Leeds United Air Crash

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Time and time again, the stories we tell are testaments to the professionalism, training, and experience that flight crews bring to the cockpit. Still, there are situations that call for crew resource management, communication, and instinct that can lead a crew to make decisions that aren't found in a manual. In this month's Patreon-exclusive layover episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares the incredible stories of Olympic Airways Flight 411 and the Leeds United Air Crash and the heroic flight crews who chose to break from protocols in order to save the lives of those onboard.

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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

The plane involved in the Leeds air disaster after the crash. Source: Leeds Live

Profile of the Emerald Airlines plane on the ground. Source: Leeds Live

Sifis Migadis, the captain of Flight 411. Source: Greek Reporter