Episode 84: Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701

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On October 14, 2004, a standard repositioning flight from Little Rock to Minneapolis went wildly out of control-- but why? In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares some of the stunning decisions that risked the flight crew's lives, bringing what it means to operate an airplane safety both on and off the ground into question.

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Show Notes:

We start this episode with a look at some of the Thanksgiving fails that have haunted kitchens in previous years (including our own!). This article from Buzzfeed shares a few fails we really hope don't happen to you!

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!


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
Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701

Wreckage from the crash site. Source: Wikipedia

Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701

The plane's fuselage in a backyard. Source: Popular Mechanics

Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701

The mangled remains of the plane. Source: Tailstrike

Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701

Rescuers at the scene of the crash (source: Tailstrike

Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701

Flight 3701's wreckage. Source: Code 7700