Patreon Episode: Pan Am Flight 759

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On July 9, 1982, Pan Am Flight 759 took off from New Orleans International Airport just like any other flight. Right after the plane took to the sky, disaster struck not only for Pan Am 759, but also a nearby residential neighborhood. In our inaugural episode just for our Podcrasher community on Patreon, Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast explores a plane crash that never had to happen and how its legacy led to sweeping changes in technology to alert pilots to the hidden dangers of microbursts.

Pan Am Flight 759

The aircraft involved in the crash, two months before the accident. Source: Wikipedia

Pan Am Flight 759

Pan Am 759 crash site in Kenner, LA. Source: Fox8 Live

Pan Am Flight 759

Pan Am Flight 759 crash site. Source: Madison.com/AP