Episode 19: Nigeria Airways Flight 2120

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It should have been a trip of a lifetime for the passengers onboard Nigeria Airways Flight 2120. But just within minutes of taking off, a disaster strikes that would cause the loss of life of those onboard and forever change the way we fly. Join us for this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast to learn about this little-known air disaster and hear how what should have been a routine flight in Africa turned out to be one of the most important legacies in aviation history.

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Show Notes:

Shelly mentioned that Southwest Airlines has a great book about their organizational culture; you can find it on Amazon. Shelly also mentioned an article from SimpleFlying.com about Virgin Galactic's Mach 3 aircraft. We'd fly in it. Take a look and let us know if you would, too!


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered by: Crosse deStreit, Salmon Pond Studios
Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
Nigeria Airways Flight 2120

The aircraft involved in the plane crash (C-GMXQ) circa 1989. Image Source: Wikipedia

Nigeria Airways Flight 2120

Some of the Nationair crew who perished in the plane crash. Image Source: Zulal Cartmell

Nigeria Airways Flight 2120

Nigeria Airways Flight 2120. Image Source: AviationSafety.net