Episode 42: King Air N559DW

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Charter flights can be a quick, convenient way to travel to a destination, and that is why the White family boarded their King Air flight as they prepared for a trip home. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares how quickly a routine trip shifted into the stuff of nightmares, testing the mettle of one of the passengers and threatening the lives of everyone on board.

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Show Notes:

We start this episode with a brief overview of the horrific Sriwijaya Air crash on January 9, 2021. Our hearts and thoughts are with the friends and loved ones of the 62 people on board. We know new developments will be shared through news sites as the investigation continues, and we'll share them with you as we learn more.

We wrap up with a quick conversation about the uninvited eight-legged pet that is creeping throughout Stephanie's basement as well as Shelly's plans for her cat to participate in Dress Up Your Pet Day. Follow our social media accounts for photos (of the cat- not the arachnid!).


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn

Doug White standing with the aircraft. Source: Naples News

The White family with the team of people who saved their lives. Source: CNN

The White family. Source: the Daily Kos

The air traffic control team at the National Air Traffic Controllers Association awards ceremony. Source: ChristineNegroni.com

The Beechcraft King Air 200's instrument panel. Source: FlightAware