Layover Episode: TWA Flight 3 – The Crash That Killed Carole Lombard

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The newspaper headlines read the unimaginable: “Carole Lombard, 21 Others, Killed in Plane Crash.” But when TWA Flight 3 crashed into the side of a mountain on January 16, 1942, the actual tragedy was far more chilling than any headline could convey. In this patreon-exclusive layover episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly recounts the events that led to actress Carole Lombard boarding Flight 3 and the shocking investigation that did little to bring closure to anyone who lost a loved one to the crash.


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

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable in 1936. Source: Las Vegas Review Journal

TWA Flight 3 before the crash. Source: Las Vegas Review Journal

Search and rescue efforts at the crash site of TWA Flight 3. Source: Las Vegas Review Journal