Summary:On an especially dark, cold night, one pilot and nine passengers flew off toward northern Canada with plans to land at a few airports- but their plane didn't land at any of them. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares the numerous layers of a complex story that questions what it means to prioritize human safety in air travel.
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Sources consulted for this story:
- The Edmonton Journal: Moms, dads lost in air crash
- The Edmonton Journal: Friends and families mourn crash victims
- The Walrus: Fly At Your Own Risk
- CBC News: The untold story of 14 kids who lost their mother in the crash of Wapiti Flight 402
- Maclean's: Scorning Safety in the Northern Skies
- National Post: The sad forgotten hero of the Grant Notley aircraft tragedy
- CBC: The Wreckage of Flight 402
- UPI: A two-engine Navajo plane with 10 people aboard crashed...
- Edmonton Journal: Plane Crash Kills NDP Leader Notley and Five Others
- CBC: Oct. 19, 1984: Grant Notley killed in plane crash
- The Star: A daughter revisits a long-ago commuter plane crash to discover how it changed the lives of four survivors
- Shaben, C. (2014). Into the abyss: An extraordinary true story. Grand Central Publishing.
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Wapiti Aviation Flight 402
Show Notes:This week, we start off with a conversation about William Shatner's observations on his trip to space. It's a beautifully written piece, and it led us to talk about some of the experiences we have had in our lives that didn't quite make us feel the way we expected to feel.
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Credits: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