Summary:On December 11, 1994, Philippine Airlines Flight 434 was more than halfway to its destination when a shocking explosion led to chaos onboard. In this week's episode, Stephanie tells the story of the desperate bid to save the plane and its passengers as well as the horrific origins of the explosion-- and it's shocking ties to another well-known incident half a world away.
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Sources consulted for this story:
- Polytechnic School of Montreal & McGill University: A Bomb Exploded on Board – Philippine Airlines, Flight 434, from Manila to Tokyo - Could Airports Use More Reliable Explosive Detectors System?
- Washington Post: BOMBED PHILIPPINE JET LANDS SAFELY IN JAPAN
- UPI: Murder cause of Philippine plane blast
- The Daily Gazette: Bombing Kills 1 on Philippine Jet
- New York Times: Plane Bombing Is Described in Terror Trial
- Transport Security International: Oplan Bojinka Revisited: THE PLOT AND ITS LEGACY
- Los Angeles Times: Hunt Launched for 20 Tied to Bomb Suspect : Terrorism: They are said to be the core of Yousef's cell in Philippines. Concern over follow-up attacks is cited.
- TSA: The Threat
- Washington Post: New Devices May Foil Airline Security
- Esquire: Remembering the Bombing of PAL Flight 434
- Baltimore Sun: Terrorists plotted to blow up 11 U.S. jumbo jets
- SF Gate: Trade Center Bomb Suspect Linked to Plot to Blow Up Jets
- Cebu Daily News: Terror attack on Cebu flight to Japan remembered
- Cebu Daily News: AirAsia PH CEO recalls the 1994 bombing of Philippine Airline's Flight 434
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Philippine Airlines Flight 434
Show Notes:This week we start off by chatting about how in-flight safety is impacting flight attendant uniforms. Take a look at this article from CNN about how SkyUp Airlines is making some changes to how their teams dresses when they are on duty. Do you have good things happening in your life? Don't forget to let us know! Share your Flying High moments with us on Facebook!
Credits: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