Episode 35: Thanksgiving Plane Crashes – The Perry Family and Hansen Family

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The American Thanksgiving holiday, for those who celebrate it, is a time to appreciate all we have. For some families, though, it can be a devastating reminder of all they have lost. Join Shelly in our holiday episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as she recounts two separate plane crashes that occurred during the Thanksgiving holiday and claimed the lives of members of two families: The Perrys and The Hansens.

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The mother of three of the victims of the Perry Family crash, Karen, wrote a book called Angels Three that Shelly mentions during the episode. If the story impacts you the way it impacted us, get your copy on Amazon.


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn

Picture of a plane similar to the Pilatus C-12 aircraft involved in the Hansen family crash. Source: Getty Images

The Hansen family members involved in the crash. Source: Idaho Statesman

Parts of the plane at the crash site of the Hansen family crash. Source: KFYR

The plane involved in the crash that killed Shawn Perry, his three children, as well as Russel hardy and Joseph Hardwick. Source: KPHO/KTVK

Shawn Perry with his three children, Morgan (left), Logan (right), and Luke (center). Source: ABC News

The crash site at Superstition Mountain. Source: ABC News