Tag Archives: airline crash

New Article on and Old Crash

So while CNN and the rest of the world focuses on the fate of Malaysia Flight 370, we are coming up on the anniversary of one of the most notable, memorable crashes in modern time.  That crash was United Flight 232, the DC10 that crashed at Sioux City Airport on July 19, 1989. Popular Mechanics […]

The O’Hare Runway Incursion of December 20th, 1972

Today’s podcast is on a catastrophe that’s relatively unknown in the realm of airline crashes and catastrophes, but the effects as a result of the investigation into the crash is something that we can see, and live with to this day.  As a matter of fact, you basically pay honor or tribute to all those […]

Memorial to UTA Flight 722

Another airline crash that was unknown to me, until a recent Snopes email was sent out to discuss a memorial that was built to honor the victims of that flight.  If you want to know more, details are over here on the Snopes webpage.  But the picture below is what struck me most about the […]

National Airlines Flight #83, and Philadelphia’s Forgotten Hero

A few minutes ago, I published the latest podcast, this one about National Airlines Flight #83, a crash of a Douglas DC-4 at Philadelphia Airport from January, 1951.  Curiously, this is the article that spurred the podcast itself! As usual, you can download the podcast from this link, find us in iTunes at this link, […]

New Movie: Sole Survivor

There was a news story out recently about Cecelia Crocker, the sole survivor of a Northwest Airlines crash in 1987.  The first thing that struck me was that she put a tattoo of an airplane on her wrist, as a constant reminder of that night back in 1987 that took 154 souls, leaving her as […]

The Crash of UPS Flight 006

Today we focus on the crash of UPS – yes, United Parcel Service of the “What can brown do for you?” fame – Airways Flight 006 in September, 2010, which crashed less than an hour after taking off from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, en route to Cologne, Germany.  The crash, which is not all that […]

The Crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261

Our latest podcast is finally here!  Apologies for the delay, but life has been a bit crazy. Today we focus on the ill-fated flight of Alaska Airlines flight #261, a flight from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco and continuing on to Seattle, that crashed into the ocean off of Los Angeles.  This subject is quite […]

An Update on an Old Crash

Sometimes you just have to realize how small the world is. I was in a cab heading to Portland International Airport on Monday morning, and ended up talking to the cabdriver about a few dozen subjects.  For some reason, we started talking about airliner crashes, and I brought up the United Airlines crash that’d happened […]

The Hijacking of Etheopian Airlines Flight 961

Up until the hijackings of September 11th, 2001, the hijacking of Ethiopian Airlines flight 961 was probably one of the biggest and well known hijackings of all time.  Today’s podcast delves into the background of the hijacking itself, the bad luck of inflating a life vest inside an airplane, and the good luck of crashing […]