Layover Episode: Ozark Airlines Flight 809

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On July 24, 1973, Ozark Airlines 809 crashed short of the runway near the St. Louis Airport. And while the cause of the crash would quickly be determined, that would be the only straightforward part of the story. For the few survivors, their complicated and heartbreaking journeys adjusting to lives torn apart by the tragedy had just begun. In this Patreon-exclusive layover episode, Shelly tells the story of the worst crash in St. Louis, MO history – and the lives forever changed by these events.


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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George Sayers/Post-Dispatch

The beagle who was pulled from the wreckage (George Sayers/Post-Dispatch)