No one could have imagined how a field trip of a lifetime for 54 children could turn into a nightmare within just minutes. But when two planes collided on July 2, 2002, in the night sky over the small town of Überlingen, Germany, the disaster forever changed the families of the lost children and led to the redesign of an important onboard safety system. Join Shelly in this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as she recounts one of the most tragic air disaster stories in aviation history – and how one father’s grief led to an unspeakable act of retribution.
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The Uberlingen Midair Disaster
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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
Wreckage of both aircraft, Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 and DHL Flight 611 (Air Crash Investigations on Twitter)
Re-creation of the midair collision
One of the only images of the children on their time in Moscow, a few days before their fateful flight