On July 26, 1959, Marine Lt. Col. William Henry Rankin finds himself in an impossible situation 47,000 feet in air over the coast of North Carolina. After his single engine F8 Crusader fails, Lt. Col. William Henry Rankin decides to bravely eject from the aircraft – but the odds of surviving this kind of fall are extremely thin. Join Shelly in this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as she shares this amazing story of human resilience – and what it teaches us about the strength we must all find to survive no matter what it takes.
Shelly and Stephanie share a few favorite spooky stories as the show wraps up- and we want to hear yours! Do you have a story about something strange, otherworldly, or unexplained? We want to hear it! Hit us up on social media with your creepy stories!
Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios Sound editor: Stephanie Hubka Producer: Adam Hubka Music by: Mike Dunn
Marine Lieutenant Colonel William Rankin. Photo courtesy of Task & Purpose
Marine Lieutenant Colonel William Rankin in the hospital. Photo courtesy of checksix.com
F8 Crusader like the one that Rankin piloted. Source: Wikipedia