Episode 90: Korean Air Flight 801

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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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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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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
Korean Air Flight 801

Korean Air Flight 801 wreckage. Source: Wikipedia

Korean Air Flight 801

The tail section of Korean Air Flight 801. Source: Department of Defense

Korean Air Flight 801

Wreckage of the Korean Airlines flight 801 burns at the crash site. Source: US Department of Defense