Tag Archives: United Airlines

Eastwind Flight 517 from June 9th, 1996, and how it changed aviation

Today’s podcast, which comes with a shoutout to Gabe for the awesome email and getting me back to work here, is about Eastwind Airlines flight 517.  And while this flight may not sound familiar to many people, the simple fact is that it had profound results that reverberated throughout the aviation world. As usual, you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]