Episode 150: Japan Air Lines Flight 123

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On August 12, 1985, more than 500 passengers boarded Japan Air Lines Flight 123 for a short flight between Tokyo and Osaka. 12 minutes into the flight, passengers found themselves fearing for their lives as the flight crew fought desperately to save a plane that was suddenly uncontrollable. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast-- our final episode outside of Patreon-- Stephanie shares the story of the deadliest single-aircraft accident in aviation history and the people who are part of a legacy that changed what safe flight means across the world.

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A photo taken of the damaged plane; the tail fin is missing. Source: Japan Aircraft Accident Investigation Commission

Rescuers among the wreckage. Source: Admiral Cloudberg

A photo taken by a passenger; the camera was recovered in the wreckage. Source: Admiral Cloudberg

Rescuers search for survivors in the wreckage. Source: Wall Street Journal