Summary:As the United Kingdom came into view below British Midland Flight 542, passengers onboard were excited to reunited with friends and family again-- and the flight crew was baffled by the sudden failure of an engine that, in turn, rendered the plane uncontrollable. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares the story of how the plane that didn't have time to line up with its intended runway and, instead, ended up on a collision course with the town of Stockport.
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Sources consulted for this story:
- Board of Trade Inquiry: Official Accident Report
- Aviation Safety Network: G-AGJV
- Manchester Evening News: What happened in the Stockport plane crash? How one of the darkest days in the town's history unfolded
- BBC: STOCKPORT AIR CRASH
- BBC: Stockport air disaster: The holiday flight that ended in catastrophe
- Stop in Stockport: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE STOCKPORT AIR DISASTER?
- Mancunian Matters: ‘I thought if I don’t do something I’m going to get burnt’: Stockport air crash survivor’s tale 49 years on
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Stephanie and Shelly have something kind of bizarre in common- their parents saved some kind of creepy childhood souvenirs that they found as adults. We want to know: what is the strangest thing you have found that was saved from your childhood? Listen to the beginning of our episode to hear just what we found!
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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