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Hard Landings

A weekly History podcast
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On Feburary 24, 1989 A United Airlines 747 is doing a flight from Hawaii to New Zealand on its way to Australia when  a big bang is heard while they are over the Pacific. What caused this flight to turn around and make an emergency landing back
On June 26, 1981 a Dan Air Hawker Siddley is doing a routine cargo flight from London Gatwick to East Midlands airport when someting goes wrong. What caused this flight to crash on its way to drop off cargo? --- Support this podcast: https:/
On December 22, 1999 A Korean Air Cargo 747 is on its way from London’s Stansted Airport to Milano-Malpensa Airport, in Italy when it crashes right after taking off. What caused this flight to plummet from the sky? --- Support this podcast:
On August 22, 1985 a British Airtours Boeing 737-200 aborted take-off in Manchester, Engalnd. What caused this incident to become deadly? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-landings-podcast/support
This month we read listener stories of where were you when... There are stories about 9/11 and the challenger in this episode, listener discretion is advised. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-landings-podcast/support
On October 2, 1970 Witchita State is chartering planes for their football team to get to a game out of state, when one of the flights ends in disaster. What caused this one of the two Martin-404 aircraft to crash in the Rocky Mountains? ---
In November 2008, a Lear Jet 45 is flying government officals into Mexico City when they encounter somthing unexpected. What caused this flight to crash into the city facing the opposite way from the airport? --- Support this podcast: https:
On January 19, 1995 a Bristow Helicopter is doing a routine flight in the North sea whem something unthinkable happens in a storm. What caused this flight to ditch in the sea? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-landings-podcast
This month we read our listener's learning stories for our August Aviation Stories of the Month. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-landings-podcast/support
On June 18, 1972 a British European Airways Trident is doing a sort trip from London to Brussels when something goes horribly wrong. What caused this flight to crash right after take off, making this the worst aviation accident in UK history? 
On August 12, 1985 a Japan Airlines 747 is doing a flight from Tokyo to Osaka when a disaster happens. What caused this plane to crash into mountains mid-flight. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-landings-podcast/support
The Gallaping Ghost is participating in the 2011 Reno Air Races when something goes terribly wrong. What caused this plane to crash into the stands at this popular air racing event? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-landings-p
On October 14, 1992 an El Al cargo 747 is flying out of Amsterdam when an unexpected problem causes flight control problems. What caused this flight to crash into a apartment buidling? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-landing
On January 20, 1981 a Cascade Airways flight is doing short hops across Washington when the last one does not end well. What caused this flight to crash on approach to Spokane, Washington? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-lan
We read Firework/ Celebration stories from our listeners. We also tell a few stories of our own. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-landings-podcast/support
On May 4th 1988 a new Taca Airlines 737-300 is doing a routine flight from Belize to New Orleans when something goes really wrong on descent. What caused this plane to have to make an emergency landing on a levee just five miles from the airpor
On the 17th of January 2008, a British Airways flight from China to London crashes just short of the runway. What caused this flight to not quite make their final destination. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-landings-podcast
On January 8, 1989 a British Midland 737-400 is flying from London to Belfast when they start having engine problems in the air. What caused this flight to crash while they were trying to make an emergency landing? --- Support this podcast:
On August 4, 2018 a Junker Ju-52, a historic airplane, is doing a site seeing trip around the Swiss Alps when something goes terribly wrong. Find out what caused this plane to crash while trying to leave the mountain range.  --- Support this
On January 15, 2009 A US Air A320 is on its way to North Carolina from New York when something unthinkable happens after take off. What caused this flight to make the first successful ditching on the Hudson River? --- Support this podcast: h
This month we read/react to stories from our listeners about their summer vacations and what they had to do with aviation. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-landings-podcast/support
On December 1st 1969, a Pan American Boeing 707 is charging down the runway in Sydney Australia when popping sounds are heard. What caused this plane to abort take off and eventually overrun the runway? --- Support this podcast: https://anch
On October 4, 1960, an Eastern Airlines Lockheed Electra is taking off from Boston when an unexpected series of events cause the plane to crash. What might have caused this plane to crash into the bay right after take off? --- Support this p
On November 23, 1962 a United Airlines flight on a Vickers Viscount is doing a series of stops down the East Coast when the flight drops off radar. What caused this plane to suddenly plunge from the sky? --- Support this podcast: https://anc
On December 27, 1991 a Scandinavian Airlines MD-81 is on its way to Warsaw, Poland when catastrophe strikes. What caused this plane to crash after take off? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-landings-podcast/support
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