Episode 8: USAF IFO-21 Dubrovnik

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When it comes to flying VIPs, there is never room for shortcuts- or is there? In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie takes us on the journey of USAF IFO-21, a 1996 US Air Force flight carrying USA Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown. From bad weather to difficult navigational requirements, the flight faced many challenges as it descended into Dubrovnik, Croatia- but were those elements responsible for the plane's disastrous descent? Join us as we tackle a story that changed military aviation forever!

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At the end of this week's episode, we talk about an article from SecretFlying.com about requiring masks on airlines— and how flight attendants will not be required to force passengers to wear them.


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

Image Source: AP/Wide World Photos

The aircraft involved in the crash was a Boeing CT-43A. Image Source: Wikipedia

Image Source: AP/Wide World Photos

Map of the approach to runway. Image Source: Wikipedia

Image Source: Wikipedia