Episode 50: TAM Flight 3054

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On July 17, 2007, it took less than 10 seconds for an Airbus A320 landing at São Paulo's Congonhas Airport to switch from a typical landing to Brazil's deadliest plane crash. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie guides us through the decisions and mistakes that set TAM Flight 3054 on a path to tragedy before its wheels ever touched the runway.

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Show Notes:

This week we talk about two points of contention: lists and comics. We want to know: are you a list maker? Do you rely on lists the way pilots rely on checklists? And just as important: are you a DC Comics of Marvel fan- or both? Find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to let us know. You'll have to listen to the end of this week's episode for our stance, but you're in good company no matter which universe you prefer!


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Stephanie Hubka
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
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Emergency workers flight the fire. Source: Imgur

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Aerial view of Cononghas Airport. Source: BBC

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TAM Flight 3054's wreckage. Source: AP

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TAM Airlines Flight 3054's wreckage. Source: Imgur