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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May 19, 2022 44 min

Go to flight school this week and learn all about Airspaces. Gustavo sits down with Chris to teach him all about the different airspaces in the United States. Find out how many there are in this episode of Black Box Down. 

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A Boeing 757 and a Tupolev Tu-154M collide over southern Germany. Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 and DHL Flight 611 are both flying over southern Germany at night. Both crews start getting warnings about a possible collision from their in flight instruments. An Air Traffic Controller also notices that both planes might collide and gives instructions to one of the crews. Both crews take evasive manueuvers but they end up colliding ...

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A Fairchild Metroliner SSA26 flips upside down just before making an emergency landing. Propair Flight 420 has just taken off from Montreal but must turn back due to a warning message. The left wing is overheating and as the pilots try to figure out what's happening, the left engine catches on fire. Seconds before the crew touches down on the runway, the left wing fails and the airplane flips upsisde down. What happened to this...

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A Boeing 767 crashes while circling a runway. Air China Flight 129 is approaching Busan, South Korea when they are told to land in the opposite direction than they planned for. While the crew is circling, they fly in to clouds and comment that the wind is making the plane hard to fly. As the crew are making their final turn, they realize they are flying directly into a mountain. What events led to this crash? Find out on this episo...

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A Boeing 747 crashes immediately after taking off. Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509 takes off from London after some frustrating delays. The captain is angry and worried about a piece of equipment on board that appears to not be working properly. Immediately after takeoff the flight engineer tries to get the captain's attention about their bank angle but soon after the airplane crashes into the ground. What series of events led to ...

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A brand new Airbus A320 crashes while performing at an airshow. Air France Flight 296Q is being flown by the brand new Airbus A320 and is full of contest winners and journalists. The crew are told they will be part of an airshow and are supposed to fly over the runway at just 100 feet above the ground. While performing this maneuver, something goes wrong and the airplane flies into a forest and crashes into the trees. What series o...

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A McDonnell Douglas MD-82 flies above its maximum altitude. West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 is over Venezuela when the crew decides to climb to 33,000 feet to avoid storms. The engines are unable to produce enough power to maintain speed at this height and start to produce less and less thrust. The crew becomes distracted and don't realize what's going on until it is too late. What are the events that led to this crash? F...

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March 29, 2022 1 min

A dark journey into the morbid, creepy, and unexplained, pulled from history and the headlines of today. Hosted by Jessica Vasami and Elyse Willems. Find it at https://link.chtbl.com/30morbidminutes or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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A McDonnell Douglas DC-9 crashes seconds after starting a go around procedure. The crew of USAir Flight 1016 are cautious of heavy storms over their destination airport. As they are on final approach the crew decided to go around due to a wind shear. Twenty seconds later the plane suddenly crashes into the ground and comes to rest on a neighborhood street. What caused this plane to crash so suddenly? Find out on this episode of Bla...

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A Boeing 737 on final stalls a few hundred feet in the air. Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 is descending when the airplane determins it is time to land. The throttle automatically goes to idle and the crew doesn't realize until they are about to stall. What led the airplane to carry out landing procedures on its own? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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The first officer of a Boeing 707 doesn't declare an emergency when he needs to. Avianca Flight 52 is running out of fuel over New York City and has to land. Bad weather forces the plane to do a go around. The captain repeatedly tells the first officer to declare an emergency but he does not do so. How did this flight run out of fuel? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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The captain of a Bombardier Q400 becomes fixated with landing the plane no matter what. US Bangla Airlines Flight 211 is on approach when the crew becomes overwhelmed. The captain is in the middle of a breakdown and becomes disoriented. Once the crew finds the runway, the captain commits to landing at all costs. What was going on in the cockpit of this flight? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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March 2, 2022 54 sec

Charlotte, Patrick and Brian are here to introduce a new podcast about maritime disasters: Ship Hits The Fan!

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Learn what it takes to turn Black Box Down into an animated show. Gustavo and Chris are joined by Jordan Cwierz, Andrew Lhotsky and Al McClelland to learn the behind the scenes of Aviation Explanation. Learn some animation information on this bonus episode of Black Box Down.

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Gustavo Sorola and Chris Demarais are joined by Nichole Goodnight to talk about the realism of aviation in movies. Listen as they discuss Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, Yellowjackets, and 7500 in this bonus episode of Black Box Down. 

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Find out the real life inspiration for this Twilight Zone episode. Gustavo and Chris guest star on the Insidious Inspirations Podcast to tell you what inspired the Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet".

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A Boeing 747 has engine trouble after takeoff. El Al Flight 1862 has just taken off and is flying over Amsterdam when the plane loses power from two engines. The crew realizes they are too high and too fast to land and must circle over the city. Suddenly the pilots lose control and the plane crashes into a nearby apartment building. What series of events led to this crash? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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A Boeing 747 carrying military vehicles crashes right after takeoff. National Airlines Flight 102 is flying five multi-ton military vehicles out of Afghanistan and stops for a quick refueling. After some concerns about the cargo being loose, the crew prepares for departure. Shortly after takeoff, the plane pitches up sharply and falls flat to the ground. What series of events led to this accident? Find out on this episode of Black ...

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The captain of a Saab 340B gets lost in the clouds. Crossair Flight 498 has just taken off from Zurich and is climbing through the clouds. The crew are instructed to turn left, but the captain initiates a right turn without the first officer realizing. The bank angle continues to increase until the plane begins spiraling to the ground. Why did the captain make such a harsh right turn? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.  

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The pilots of a Bombardier CRJ200 decide to take a flight to 41,000 feet. Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701 was a meant to be a simple relocation flight but the pilots decide to fly to the maximum altitude of 41,000 feet. After a short celebration, the engines start to lose power and shut down causing the plane to stall. Why weren't the pilots able to recover the plane? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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