Patreon Episode: Pan Am Flight 759
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Exclusive for Podcrashers: On July 9, 1982, Pan Am Flight 759 took off from New Orleans International Airport just like any other flight. Right after the plane took to the sky, disaster struck not only for Pan Am 759, but … Read More

Episode 54: American Airlines Flight 191
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Summary: On May 25, 1979, a routine flight from Chicago to Los Angeles made its way into the history books as the deadliest aviation disaster in US history at the time. In week’s episode of Take to the Sky: the … Read More

Episode 53: Comair Flight 5191
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Summary: In the early morning hours of August 27, 2006, Comair Flight 5191 crashes at the end of a runway at Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport. The investigation soon reveals the shocking reason why and what this plane crash can teach us … Read More

Episode 52: Pilgrim Airlines Flight 458
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Summary: Ice on the wings of a plane can be catastrophic, but a little ice on the windshield on a winter New England day isn’t out of the ordinary. In 1982, that challenge set a frightening chain of events into … Read More

Episode 49: Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Rankin
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Summary: On July 26, 1959, Marine Lt. Col. William Henry Rankin finds himself in an impossible situation 47,000 feet in air over the coast of North Carolina. After his single engine F8 Crusader fails, Lt. Col. William Henry Rankin decides … Read More

Layover Episode: Review of “Invisible Sky”
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Summary: Accident investigations are almost synonymous with the National Transportation Safety Board, or the NTSB. Recognized around the world as the gold standard in investigations, the NTSB’s diligence and authority have contributed to findings, probable causes, and recommendations that have … Read More

Episode 47: Alaska Airlines Flight 261
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Summary: Many professionals have behind-the-scenes jobs to do that help keep a plane flying safely, from maintenance personnel all the way to the flight crew. But what happens if someone does not do their job in the right way, setting … Read More

Episode 45: Lockhart, TX Hot Air Balloon Disaster
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Summary: When we think of the air disasters that capture our curiosity and grip our hearts the most, these stories often involve large commercial jets. But sometimes air disasters don’t just involve airplanes. In this episode of Take to the … Read More

Episode 44: United Airlines Flight 173
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Summary: When it comes to aviation, mechanical issues are part of the equation, and there is plenty of troubleshooting that happens at 35,000 feet. When the crew of United Airlines Flight 173 faced a frustrating issue that put a safe … Read More

Episode 42: King Air N559DW
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Summary: Charter flights can be a quick, convenient way to travel to a destination, and that is why the White family boarded their King Air flight as they prepared for a trip home. In this week’s episode of Take to … Read More

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