Episode 88: Operation Babylift

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On April 4, 1975, the first of 30 flights that operated as part of Operation Babylift left Saigon with a single mission: to carry some of the youngest and most vulnerable of those impacted by the Vietnam War to safer places. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares how the first flight took a tragic turn not long after its departure and how it changed the lives of people around the world.

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Show Notes:

We start this week by talking about why New Years resolutions are not for us- and why we're still going to try to eat healthier and get into better habits anyway. Let us know if you're making any resolutions to start 2022!

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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
Operation Babylift

Children onboard Operation Babylift. Source: AP

Operation Babylift

Children look out the windows of the plane. Source: AP

Operation Babylift

The wreckage of the C-5A Galaxy transport plane. Source: AP