Summary:On May 24, 1988, TACA Flight 110 was preparing to make an ordinary landing in some less-than-desirable weather-- and that's when a normal flight turned into a terrifying attempt to make a safe landing. Join Stephanie for this week's episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as we discuss an incredible story and a memorable legacy that aviation has not forgotten.
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Sources consulted for this story:
- NTSB: Incident Report
- Simple Flying: 34 Years Ago This Week - The Miracle Of TACA Flight 110
- Smithsonian Magazine: Flameout
- AP: Jetliner Makes Emergency Landing on World War II Auxiliary Strip
- AV Geekery: TACA 110: The Boeing 737 Miracle On The New Orleans Levee
- NOLA.com: May 24, 1988: The day a Boeing 737 almost crashed in New Orleans East
- Interview with Capt. Carlos Dárdano: Hero of TACA 110
- Mentour Pilot: One of the Most AMAZING Aviation Stories EVER told! | TACA flight 110
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This week we're catching up on how busy the skies were this summer! You heard us mention three different stories as we started the episode; learn more about each of them here!
Tamaron Nicklas: a Southwest Airlines first officer returning to the skies after a 24-year break from flying
A Southwest Airlines captain who threatened to turn a plane around due to inappropriate Airdrop photos
Two Air France pilots fighting mid-flight
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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