Summary:Korean Air Flight 801 had all of the makings of a safe flight: crew experienced with both commercial flights and successful emergency landings, a safe aircraft, and a clear route. Just 20 minutes before landing, what should have been a routine descent turned into anything but the smooth landing everyone expected. Join Stephanie in this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as we explore and discuss the factors that led to the shocking events that left an enduring legacy in the world of aviation.
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Sources consulted for this story:
- NTSB: Aircraft Accident Report
- Rani Salman: Tragedy on Nimitz Hill: A Lesson on Organizational Culture (LinkedIn)
- National Guard: Tragedy in Paradise: Recovery of Flight 801
- Post Guam: Victims of Flight 801 crash remembered
- Kuam News: Daughter of KAL Flight 801 victim keeps her mother's spirit alive
- Buffalo News: CRASH OF KOREAN AIRLINER CLAIMS 11-YEAR-OLD VICTIM
- Los Angeles Times: Crash List Shatters Hopes for Glendale Girl, 8
- AP: Survivors tell of fiery last moments of Flight 801
- New York Times: South Korean Plane Crashes On Guam With 254 on Board
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Korean Air Flight 801
Show Notes:We start this week's episode by talking about whether technology is making us lazy- and why we're glad there's still hope for turning it around.
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Credits: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