Summary:In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares a lesser known story connected to the events that transpired on September 11, 2001. Korean Air Flight 85 was preparing for its arrival in Anchorage, Alaska when it suddenly transmitted a code associated with a hijacking. Over the course of 90 minutes, officials grappled with whether to let the plane land or shoot it down as the small town of Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory prepared for its arrival.
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Sources consulted for this story:
- National Post: The other side of Come From Away: How a Canadian city utterly flipped out on 9/11
- CNN: Korean jet in 9/11 'hijack' scare
- Alaska Public Media: Air Traffic Controller Talks About Korean Airliner Incident on 9-11
- Alaska Public Media: Second Controller Speaks About Korean Airliner Incident on 9/11
- USA Today: Korean Air jet may have narrowly missed disaster
- Documentary: Never Happen Here (Hootalinqua Motion Pictures)
- Alaska Public Media: Interview with Rick Wilder
- Anchorage Daily News: Yukon filmmaker revisits 9/11 Korean Air 'hijack' incident
- Anchorage Daily News: High Alert
- Alaska Native News: Was Korean Airlines Flight 85 a Simulated Hijack in a 9/11 Training Exercise?
- CBC: Yukoner tackles 9/11 Korean Air 'hijackings' mystery
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Korean Air Flight 85
Show Notes:We start this week's episode with a conversation about food- specifically the recipes we have in our families that are just better than versions we have had at restaurants. Let us know if you have any receipes that you think are simply better than anyone else's!
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