Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast

Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast

Join hosts Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka as they take a weekly look at the facts, details, and surprises behind some of the disasters that occur at 35,000 feet.... Show More

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July 8, 2020 64 min

Ice and snow may be an expected part of cold weather travel, but they can also lead to disastrous situations. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly tells the story of the 1958 Munich Air Disaster, which left a nation reeling from the loss of its football team and a pilot fighting for his reputation. Did the investigation into the plane crash tell the whole story? Join us as we find out!

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On August 16, 1987, Northwest Airlines flight 255 was ready for takeoff. With a full flight of passengers ready for departure and an experienced crew in the cockpit, their flight from Detroit to Phoenix was set to be smooth- once they got above the thunderstorms drenching the airport. Was that the reason the plane spent only 30 seconds in the air before crashing to the ground? This week's episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Dis...

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In this week's episode, Shelly takes us into the world of regional airlines as we look at the legacy of Continental Connection Flight 3407. When a flight from Newark to Buffalo stalls just before reaching its destination, the crash itself is only the beginning of the story. Listen to learn about the shocking reasons that contributed to this air disaster!

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We're so excited to bring you our very first Layover Episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast!

In this episode, Shelly and Stephanie take turns sharing mini stories about air disasters connected to COVID-19. From repatriation flights to planes carrying virus samples, and from small aircraft to sophisticated military jets, you'll be surprised at all of the ways aviation plays a role in our quest to eliminate the ...

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20 minutes after takeoff, EgyptAir 990 was enjoying a smooth ride as it climbed above Nantucket's coastline. Less than four minutes later, its wreckage was floating in the Atlantic Ocean. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie takes us through the details of an air disaster investigated by two countries. What caused the crash? You might be as surprised by the findings as we were!

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In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly shares the incredible story of Southern Airways Flight 242, which was ravaged inflight by a powerful storm. The pilots had to take desperate actions if they had any chance of saving lives; did they have enough time for a safe landing? This week's story is a life-changing adventure for the crew, the passengers, and even witnesses on the ground!

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What could cause an airplane to turn into a ball of fire just 12 minutes after takeoff? In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie takes a look at TWA 800, one of the most memorable and deadly plane crashes in aviation history. From parallel criminal and accident investigations to shocking clues, this story is just as much about the details as it is about the unforgettable legacy!

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In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly tells one of the most amazing stories of pilot heroism in the sky when a routine flight became a fight for life. When what should have been a typical day at work took an unexpected turn, the flight crew faced a true nightmare that began unfolding right after takeoff. Were they able to safely land the plane? You won't want to miss this story!

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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 t...

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In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly shares the story of a historic mid-air plane collision from 1956 that forever changed the way we fly. From the decisions that led to the moment of impact to the investigation that sought to understand what went wrong, this story looks at the incredible legacy each flight left behind.

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In the days when smoking was allowed on passenger flights, the smell of smoke didn't always suggest a major issue onboard. In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie takes us on the journey of Air Canada Flight 797, where the unexplained smell of smoke meant serious trouble for the crew and passengers. Was there enough time to safely land the plane? You won't want to miss this episode!

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Join Shelly as she tells the tale of an airplane that suddenly disappears over the French Alps. And the truth of the air disaster reveals the horrors within a troubled mind.

Themes in this episode my be difficult for some listeners. If you or someone you know is having difficulty dealing with thoughts of suicide or with depression, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline in the US at 1-800-273-8255. And if liste...

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In this episode, Stephanie shares the story of Air New Zealand Flight 901, a sightseeing trip over Antarctica that ended in tragedy when it crashed into the continent miles away from where the flight plan determined it should be. What caused the crash—and how did it go so off course? Join us as we find out!

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In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly tells the frightening and harrowing story of Air France Flight 447, which disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean in May 2009. It was two years before investigators recovered the plane from the ocean.

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In our second episode of Take to the Sky, Stephanie tells the tale of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which earned the nickname Miracle in the Andes when it crashed into the mountains on October 13, 1972.

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Our first episode! Join Shelly and Stephanie for this inaugural episode of Take to the Sky, where Shelly tells the tragic story Air Florida Flight 90, or the 14th Street Bridge crash in Washington, DC.

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