Episode 112: Stockport Air Disaster

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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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Show Notes:

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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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

The accident aircraft. Source: Wikipedia

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The crash site. Source: BBC

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First responders sort through the remains of Flight 542. Source: Manchester Evening News.