Episode 72: Yemenia Flight 626

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On June 29, 2009, Yemenia Flight 626 prepared to land in the island nation of Comoros as a cold front swept through the region. Join Stephanie as she shares how a routine landing sequence turned into devastation for the crew and passengers on board and opened the door to questions about the airline's safety record and just what caused the plane to crash.

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Show Notes:

We start out this week's story by talking about a woman seated next to one of the cutest seatmates in history and live tweeted the entire experience. Check out the Bored Panda article that looks at the hilarious one-lines shared by the little girl who warned her that, "I'm going to talk to you randomly so you better be prepared, OK?"


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
Yemenia Flight 626

Rescue boats look for wreckage and survivors of Yemenia Flight 626. Source: Air Disasters

Yemenia Flight 626

Yemenia 626 wreckage. Source: BBC

Yemenia Flight 626

Yemenia Flight 626 wreckage is lifted out of the sea. Source: Air Disasters