Episode 74: Korean Air Flight 85

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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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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!


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 85

Emergency response teams await the arrival of Korean Air Flight 85. Source: Yukon News

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RCMP officers watch over the Whitehorse airport terminal. Source: Yukon News

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Korean Air Flight 85 in Whitehorse. Source: Explore North