Episode 34: UPS Flight 6

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Most packages delivered to your door arrive after a journey that includes time on the road- and in the air. This week, Stephanie shares a tragic tale with some surprising consequences as we take a look at UPS Airlines Flight 6, a cargo flight that took off on September 3, 2010. What went wrong- and was it preventable? Join us in this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as we take a look at a legacy that impacts the way we fly—and what we can bring with us when we fly—to this day!

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Show Notes:

As we start this episode, we talk about a UPS driver who is on a mission to make pets along his route Instafamous. Check out his Instagram account for proof- we're pretty obsessed with it.


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered by: Crosse deStreit, Salmon Pond Studios
Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
UPS Flight 6

UPS Flight 6 crash site. Source: Flying Magazine

UPS Flight 6

UPS Flight 6 crash site. Source: AV Herald

UPS Flight 6

The aircraft involved in the plane crash, circa 2008. Source: Wikipedia

UPS Flight 6

Batteries recovered from the wreckage. Source: AV Herald