Black Box Down

Black Box Down

A true crime podcast in the air. Lifelong aviation enthusiast Gustavo Sorola and his co-host Chris Demarais break down the major accidents in aviation and the steps taken to prevent future disasters. If you like true-crime podcasts but want something fresh and unique, you’ll love Black Box Down. Subscribe now and fasten your seat belt.

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October 14, 2021 55 min

The throttles of an Airbus A330 are not responding to the captain's inputs. Cathay Pacific Flight 780 has a few minor engine warnings while cruising but are told it is safe to continue the flight. The problems get worse as the flight continues and the throttle becomes unresponsive during their approach leaving the flight too fast for a safe landing. What happens to Flight 780? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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An Airbus A330 suddenly pitches down on its own. Qantas Flight 72 is cruising over the Indian Ocean when it violently pitches down without warning. The Captain eventually regains control but moments later it pitches down again. What is happening on board this plane to cause it to suddenly dive? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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A Convair CV-600 is flying at low altitudes at night in mountainous terrain. Texas International Airlines Flight 655 tries to fly around a line of thunderstorms at night without a flight plan. The crew goes off course and find themselves in mountainous terrain at night and can't see where they are. What happened to this flight? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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A Boeing 737 catches fire after parking at the gate. China Airlines Flight 129 safely lands and taxis to their gate. After shutting down the engines, the right engine bursts into flames with everyone still on board. What caused this strange fire? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. Sponsored by Honey (http://joinhoney.com/blackboxdown) FightCamp (http://joinfightcamp.com/blackboxdown) and Liquid IV (http://liquidiv.com and ...

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A heavy crosswind pushes an aircraft off the runway during takeoff. Continental Airlines Flight 1404 is getting ready for takeoff when they notice a strong crosswind. The winds are below the maxium speed allowed, but as they begin takeoff, the wind becomes too powerful and the aircraft rolls off the runway. How powerful were these winds and why couldn't the pilots fight it? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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The captain and first officer get overwhelmed and crash the airplane. Aeroflot Flight 821 is approaching its destination when the two pilots get confused and overwhelmed. The captain is underqualified and neither pilot is very familiar with the plane they are flying. How did two unqualified pilots be left in charge of this flight? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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A fire rages midflight above the cockpit. Swissair Flight 111 is one hour into their flight when the crew starts smelling smoke. A fire has started in the area above the cockpit and causes the plane to crash into the ocean. What what the cause of this fire? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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A flight around the world mysteriously crashes in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Pan Am Flight 7 was on its way to Hawai'i while making several radio check ins. After failing to check in, search and rescue began and it was discovered the plane crashed North of its planned course. What happened on board this plane that led it to crash? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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An engine falls off an airplane as it is taking off. American Airlines Flight 191 has just reached takeoff speed when the engine falls off the airplane. What caused the engine to leave the aircrat and what happened to this flight? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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August 12, 2021 37 min

Gustavo tells the history of Trijets to Chris. Learn why three engine airplanes were developed and why we don't see them anymore in this bonus episode of Black Box Down.

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July 29, 2021 62 min

During the Black Box Down Panel for RTX 2021, Gustavo gives both Chris and the audience a test. How well do they do? Find out on this bonus episode of Black Box Down.

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July 15, 2021 71 min

The brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes in Indonesia. Lion Air Flight 610 has trouble right after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. With innacurate speed and altitude indications, both pilots fight with the plane to try and stop it from diving to the ocean below. What made this plane crash? Find out in this episode of Black Box Down.

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July 8, 2021 50 min

An Airbus A330 loses engine power while over the Atlantic Ocean. Air Transat Flight 236 is at cruising atltitude when the pilots realize something is wrong with the plane. As they are working out the problem, they lose thrust in both engines. The closest place to land is an island 65 miles away. What happened to this flight? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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July 1, 2021 38 min

The pilots on two separate flights become negligent while flying their planes. Aeroflot Flight 6502 is approaching the airport when the Captain makes a bet with the First Officer that he can land without looking. Northwest Airlines Flight 188 is supposed to land in Minneapolis but the pilots become distracted and fly past the airport. What happened to both of these flights? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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June 24, 2021 53 min

A Boeing 737 suddenley dives to the ground while flying over Indonesia. SilkAir Flight 185 was operating normally when Air Traffic Control notices a severe loss of altitude from the plane on their radar. Some investigators conclude they could not find a reason for the crash, but others think the crash was intentional. What happened to this flight? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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June 17, 2021 45 min

A Boeing 727 is rolling down the runway when a DC-9 suddenly appears in its path. Northwest Airlines Flight 299 is on the ground at Detroit's Wayne County Airport on a very foggy day. As Flight 299 starts to take off, Flight 1482 appears in front of them on the runway. How did both these planes end up on the runway at the same time? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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June 10, 2021 50 min

A Boeing 747 suddenly disappears from radar over the Atlantic Ocean. Air India Flight 182 is operating normally at cruising altitude when the radar scope shows two other aircraft converge with this one. After a few moments only two radar blips remain on the screen and Flight 182 is missing. What happened to this airplane? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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June 3, 2021 44 min

A passenger flight crashes just before the runway in Dallas. Delta Air Lines Flight 191 is on approach during a thunderstorm when it encounters a microburst that causes it to crash. What is a microburst and how does it cause something like this? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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May 27, 2021 57 min

A Boeing 777 crashes in San Francisco just before the runway. Asiana Airlines Flight 214 has an unstabilized approach and crashes into a seawall just before the runway. What events led to this crash? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. Sponsored by Audible (http://audible.com/BLACKBOXDOWN or text BLACKBOXDOWN to 500-500) Fundrise (http://fundrise.com/BLACKBOXDOWN) and Solo Stove (http://solostove.com and use code BLACKBOXDO...

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May 20, 2021 46 min

A Boeing 737 lands while another plane is on the same runway. USAir Flight 1493 is given a last minute runway change when on approach into Los Angeles International, but SkyWest Airlines Flight 5569 is on the same runway waiting for takeoff instructions. What events led to both of these planes being on the same runway at the same time? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.


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