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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 […]

The 1979 Crash At Tenerife

The crash of two airliners, KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736, both 747s, on the island of Tenerife in 1979 has gone down as the deadliest airline catastrophe of all time, with nearly 600 fatalities.  Today’s podcast goes into the crash of the two planes, and the eight different pieces of information that, […]

An Update on Air France Flight #447

The findings are out on the crash of Air France flight #447, and it’s not good. Basically, there’re a couple of things that stand out of the article (which you can read here) – one of which scares the hell out of me.  The French bureau in charge of investigating the crash (Bureau d’Enquetes et […]

Memorials

You know, there’s something to be said about honoring those who have passed due to catastrophe.  I’m not saying that there should be a monument or post or something for every single person ever lost to a catastrophe; that would be unreasonable.  For example, if there was one at the site of the 1978 United […]

The Crash of American Airlines Flight #191 at Chicago, May 25th, 1979

I put together today’s podcast with the thought of publishing it today, the 33rd anniversary of the crash of an American Airlines DC10 that left Chicago for Los Angeles.  You can download the podcast at the link above (Click Podcast RSS on the upper right hand side of the page), download the podcast by clicking […]

An Introduction

Greetings, and welcome to CatastropheCast.com I’ve always been interested in catastrophes, both manmade and nature.  So if it’s an airline disaster or an earthquake, I’ve been fascinated by it.  Not to be too morbid about it, but the subjects have enthralled me my entire life.  So I decided to put together a podcast focusing on […]