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The Crash of American Airlines Flight 587 on November 12th, 2001

Today’s podcast goes back to the world just after the events of September 11th, 2001, and digs into the crash of American Airlines flight 587 which happened just over two months after that fateful day.  And what was thought of as terrorism, turned out to be so very, very different – but tragic nonetheless. As […]

A Rundown of the Airport Films

If you’re into catastrophes and disasters like me, knowing about them, figuring out what happened and such, then you may also like disaster films. And there was absolutely no better decade for disaster and catastrophe films than the 1970s. From The Hindenburg to Earthquake, the 70s hold the crown, at least in my mind, for […]

A Recap of Select 2016 Catastrophes

In this special podcast that went live last night, I talked about twelve different catastrophes that occurred during 2016.  The list of twelve catastrophes included natural, man-made, and man-caused incidents that had an impact on the year that we just closed out.  And while some may be considered controversial to add to the list, I felt […]

The Crash of Air New Zealand Flight 901 from November 29th, 1979

Today’s podcast goes into the incident that led to what’s been called “the loneliest air crash”, which was Air New Zealand flight 901, which crashed into Mount Erebus on Antartica back in 1979.  It’s another podcast that’s been inspired, this time by my friend Ethan, who lives and works on Antarctica.  As always, you can […]

Air Canada Flight 797 from June 2nd, 1983

Today’s podcast, like our last, is about an airline incident that caused major changes – safety related – to the airline industry as a whole, changing aviation travel to the appearance that it has for us today.  Thirty years ago, airline travel was a bit more laid back, but also lacked certain safety issues that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]