Exclusive for Podcrashers:The local news plays a huge role in how we stay up-to-date on what is going on in our communities, and TV stations have many methods for bringing us right into the action. In this month's Patreon-exclusive episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie tells the story of the day Phoenix, Arizona was rocked by a shocking aviation disaster that took place in the skies above a crime story playing out on the ground.
Sources consulted for this story:
- NTSB: Official Accident Report
- New York Times: 2 News Helicopters Crash in Phoenix, Killing All 4 on Board
- AZ Central: Remembering the 2007 Phoenix news-helicopter crash that killed 4
- AZ Family: Two helicopters crash while covering chase
- News 5: Wreckage To Get Detailed Exam
- CNN: Witnesses: Helicopters seemed fine before collision
- East Bay Times: Witnesses provide few clues in helicopter crash
- Rick Krolak Obituary
- Craig Smith Obituary
- Jim Cox Obituary
- Scott Bowerbank Obituary
- ABC15: 10 years later: What's changed since Phoenix TV chopper crash?
- Arizona's Family Channel 3: Phoenix remembers pilots, photojournalists killed in 2007 news helicopter crash
- East Valley Tribune: Thomas weighing murder charges in helicopter crash
- Radio and Television Business Report: Guilty plea from man in police chase that led to Phoenix TV copter crash
- News on 6: Preliminary Report In News Helicopter Crash Says No Sign Of Problems Beforehand
- ABC News: Is Chase Suspect Responsible for Copter Crash Deaths?
- The Oklahoman: Suspect says he will ‘man up'
- Fox 10: People gather to remember 2007 news helicopter crash that killed four people over Phoenix
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