Episode 11: Southern Airways Flight 242

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In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly shares the incredible story of Southern Airways Flight 242, which was ravaged inflight by a powerful storm. The pilots had to take desperate actions if they had any chance of saving lives; did they have enough time for a safe landing? This week's story is a life-changing adventure for the crew, the passengers, and even witnesses on the ground!

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Show Notes:

Stephanie and Shelly discussed the current trend involving restaurants that fill empty tables with placeholders, including The Inn at Little Washington (who use mannequins) and a restaurant in Japan (who use stuffed capybaras). Stephanie was especially excited about the capybaras; if you haven't seen the world's largest rodent, we recommend you take a look!


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered by: Crosse deStreit, Salmon Pond Studios
Producer: Adam Hubka
Sound editing and music by: Mike Dunn
Southern Airways Flight 242

Destruction on the highway where the plane landed. Photo Credit: Clifford B. Davids

Southern Airways Flight 242

Parts of the tail section and right wing. Image Source: Wikipedia

Southern Airways Flight 242

Southern Airways Flight 242 broken tail section. Photo Credit: Clifford B. Davids

Southern Airways Flight 242

Photo of the aircraft involved in the accident. Image Source: Wikipedia