Episode 95: LaMia Flight 2933

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When the rising star of Chapecoense, a Brazilian football team, boarded LaMia Flight 2933, the team was on its way to fulfilling dreams of winning an upcoming football final. But sadly, Flight 2933 never makes it to the airport. In episode 95 of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly shares the heartbreaking story of a talented team on a doomed flight, the shocking investigation that brought down an airline, and the unnecessary accident that broke the hearts of football fans worldwide.

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Show Notes:

We start this episode by sharing an article sent to us by listener Ashlie: some of the most terrifying things pilots have experienced in flight. What do you think: of all of the stories that have been reported, which would frighten you the most? It's the skydiver and the wild boar for us.


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
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The Brazilian football team Chapecoense posing in front of LaMia 2933 right before takeoff

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Crash site of LaMia Flight 2933. Source: Getty images

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Survivors from flight LaMia Flight 2933 Neto (l.), Jackson Follmann (in wheelchair) and Alan Ruschel were on the field in January when Chapecoense returned to action for the first time since the deadly crash. (Andre Penner/AP)