Patreon Episode: United Air Lines Flight 553

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On December 8, 1972, United Air Lines Flight 553 departed from Washington, DC- but it never reached the runway at Chicago's Midway Airport. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares a story about how a heartbreaking crash changed the lives of an entire community- and opened the door to some surprising political claims during the investigation.

Aerial view of the neighborhood where Flight 553 crashed. Source: Chicago Tribune

Firefighters work to extinguish the flames. Source: Chicago Tribune

The tail of the 737 within the debris at the crash site. Source: Chicago Tribune