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Black Box Down

A true crime podcast in the air. Lifelong aviation enthusiast Gustavo Sorola and his co-host Chris Demarais break down the major accidents in aviation and the steps taken to prevent future disasters. If you like true-crime podcasts but want something fresh and unique, you’ll love Black Box Down. Subscribe now and fasten your seat belt.

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A true crime podcast in the air. Lifelong aviation enthusiast Gustavo Sorola and his co-host Chris Demarais break down the major accidents in aviation and the steps taken to prevent future disasters. If you like true-crime podcasts but want something fresh and unique, you’ll love Black Box Down. Subscribe now and fasten your seat belt.

Northwest Airlink 5719 / Slam Dunk Gone Wrong

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Northwest Airlink 5719 is about to land at Chisolm-Hibbing airport in Minnesota. Poor weather and a tail wind have forced the pilots to change their plans and land on the runway in the opposite direction from what they were initially cleared for. The plane makes a steep descent through icy conditions in the dark of night and impact trees two miles short of the runway. What caused this accident? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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Sep 28 2022

48mins

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Air Moorea 1121 / A Seven Minute Flight Ends in Tragedy

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Air Moorea 1121, a seven minute long passenger flight between the islands of Moorea and Tahiti, has taken off for its quick flight. Witnesses on the beach are horrified as shortly after takeoff the plane plunged into the ocean below. What led to this disaster in paradise? Find out in this episode of Black Box Down. Sponsored by Native (http://nativedeo.com/blackboxdown or use code BLACKBOXDOWN at checkout), Upside (Download the FREE Upside app and use promo code blackbox to get $5 back on your first purchase of $10 or more), and 30 Morbid Minutes podcast (subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts) Find us on social media and buy our merch here! https://linktr.ee/BlackBoxDownPod Black Box Down Crash Simulator: https://roosterteeth.com/watch/black-box-down-1 Tales From The Stinky Dragon: https://link.chtbl.com/stinkydragon

Sep 22 2022

48mins

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Seaplane Tragedy in Miami / Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101

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December 19th, 2005. Chalk’s Ocean Airways Flight 101, a 58 year old Grumman G-73T Turbine Mallard seaplane with 20 people on board, is taking off from the Miami Seaplane Base, bound for a short 25 minute flight to Bimini in the Bahamas. The seaplane accelerates across the water and becomes airborne, but less than a minute after taking to the skies something goes wrong. Eyewitnesses on the beach report seeing the plane’s right wing come apart from the plane and catch fire. The plane impacts the water, killing all on board. What happened to Chalk’s Ocean Airways 101? Why did the wing separate from the fuselage? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. Go to http://shadyrays.com and use code BLACKBOXDOWN to get 50% OFF 2 or more pairs of polarized sunglasses Go to http://joinhoney.com/BLACKBOXDOWN to get Honey for free. Go to http://lectricebikes.com to get $100 off any eBike purchase

Sep 15 2022

48mins

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A History of Seaplanes with Brian Gaar / A Seaplane Made Out of Wood

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Gustavo and Chris are joined by Brian Gaar from Ship Hits The Fan to learn about the history of seaplanes. Learn some fun facts in this bonus episode of Black Box Down. 

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Sep 08 2022

49mins

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Can An Airplane Take Off with an Elephant On Board / Movie Realism with Barbara Dunkelman

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Gustavo and Chris are joined by Barbara Dunkelman from Squad Team Force to talk about more airplanes in movies. What happens when an elephant gets put on an airplane? Find out in this bonus episode of Black Box Down.

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Aug 25 2022

52mins

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Airplane Filled with Orphans Crashes / Explosive Decompression on Operation Babylift

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A Lockheed C-5A Galaxy is carrying orphans out of Vietnam. Operation Babylift was a military operation during the Vietnam War to evacuate baby orphans and bring them to the United States and other countries. During the first flight of this operation, the airplane suffers an explosive decompression over the ocean. The crew try their best to bring the plane back to the Air Force base located near Saigon, but crash short of the runway. What caused this accident? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

Sponsored by ExpressVPN (http://expressvpn.com/BLACKBOXDOWN) Upside (Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code blackbox) and Lectric eBikes (http://lectricebikes.com to get $100 off any eBike purchase) Find us on social media and buy our merch here! https://linktr.ee/BlackBoxDownPod Go to blackboxdownpod.com to support us directly Black Box Down Crash Simulator: https://roosterteeth.com/watch/black-box-down-1 Tales From The Stinky Dragon: https://link.chtbl.com/stinkydragon

Aug 11 2022

53mins

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A Failure the Pilots Were Never Trained For / TAM Flight 402 Crashes into São Paulo

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A Fokker 100 crashes shortly after taking off in Brazil. TAM Flight 402 has an autothrottle failure during the takeoff roll. The pilots on board take the correct actions against this and continue with their takeoff. Shortly after lifting off the runway, the throttle for one of the engines reduces to idle. The crew fights against this but the throttle keeps falling back to idle. Quickly the pilots lose control of the plane and it crashes into the ground. What was wrong with the throttles on board this aircraft? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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Aug 04 2022

55mins

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A Reset Circuit Breaker Causes Crash / Indonesia AirAisia Flight 8501 Falls to the Sea

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An Airbus A320 crashes in the ocean near Indonesia. Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 is cruising at 32,000 feet when the pilots receive an error message in the cockpit. The error is a minor problem and the pilots are able to fix it in a quick and easy way. The error message pops up again several times however, and eventaully the pilots try to permanently solve the problem by resetting a circuit breaker. Suddenly the pilots lose control of the airplane and they begin to fall to the ocean below. What exactly went wrong on board this flight? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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Jul 28 2022

50mins

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Airplane Crashes In A Mall Parking Lot / Fine Air Flight 101 Crashes in a Mall Parking Lot

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A McDonnell Douglas DC-8 crashes in a busy Miami parking lot. Fine Air Flight 101 is packed with cargo bound for the Dominican Republic. Just after take off, the airplane pitches up sharply and starts to stall. The pilots don't have enough time to react to this unexpected pitch and are not able to get control. The plane crashes onto a busy Miami street and slides into a parking lot, crashing into several cars. What caused this flight to go so wrong? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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Jul 21 2022

1hr

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Engine Goes Idle During Takeoff / TAROM Flight 371, Romania's Deadliest Plane Crash

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An Airbus A310 crashes less than a minute after takeoff. TAROM Flight 371 has just taken off from Bucharest bound for Brussels. Moments after leaving the ground one of the engines starts to reduce to idle. The crew are unaware this happens and lose control. The plane dives to the ground and crashes killing everyone on board. How were the pilots not able to prevent this accident? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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Jul 14 2022

49mins

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Did The Pilot Crash This Plane on Purpose? / EgyptAir Flight 990 Ends In Controversy

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A Boeing 767 suddenly crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. EgyptAir Flight 990 has recently taken off from New York when crew members switch their rest shifts ahead of schedule. The captain leaves the cockpit for a moment leaving the first officer alone at the controls. Suddenly the airplane starts nose diving violently. The captain returns to the cockpit to try to recover the plane but is unsuccesful. Was this crash truly an accident? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

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Jul 07 2022

45mins

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Airplane Does a Barrel Roll with Passengers on Board / American Eagle Flight 4184 Loses Control

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An ATR-72 starts to violently bank right on its own. American Eagle Flight 4184 is flying to Chicago when it gets placed in a holding pattern. After 45 minutes the crew start receiving further clearance but as they make their way down the controls suddenly whip all the way to the right. The plane does a full roll before the pilots can regain control, but soon the controls whip to the right again, causing the plane to crash. What went wrong on this flight? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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Jun 30 2022

46mins

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Pilots Accidently Cause a Go Around / China Airlines Flight 140 Crashes At Airport

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An Airbus 300 crashes on airport grounds. China Airlines Flight 140 is on final approach to Nagoya, Japan. As the crew is making final preperations, the first officer accidently activates the go around lever without realizing it. The pilots struggle to push the nose down but the plane ends up stalling and crashing near the runway. Was this accident unavoidable? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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Jun 23 2022

48mins

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Pilots Struggle as Airplane Nosedives / Alaska Airlines Flight 261 Crashes off California Coast

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A McDonnell Douglas MD-83 crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Alaska Airlines Flight 261 is cruising when the crew begin to notice a problem with the horizontal stabilizer. While the pilots are troubleshooting, the plane begins to suddenly nosedive. The pilots are able to recover, but the plane starts to nosedive again. What went wrong on this flight? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.

Sponsored by Incogni (https://incogni.com/blackboxdown and use code BLACKBOXDOWN) Credit Karma (http://creditkarma.com) and Upside (Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code blackbox) Find us on social media and buy our merch here! https://linktr.ee/BlackBoxDownPod Go to blackboxdownpod.com to support us directly Black Box Down Crash Simulator: https://roosterteeth.com/watch/black-box-down-1 Tales From The Stinky Dragon: https://link.chtbl.com/stinkydragon

Jun 16 2022

53mins

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Was This Crash an Assassination? / Polish Air Force Flight 101 Crashes with President on Board

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A Tupolev 154M carrying the President of Poland crashes while trying to land. Polish Air Force Flight 101 is carrying many high ranking Polish officials to Russia to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre. The weather conditions make landing nearly impossible, but the pilots decide to try anyway. With help from Air Traffic Control, the pilots are guided down to the runway, but hit some trees and crash into the terrain. Many suspect Russia of foul play and claim that this crash was an elaborate assissination. What is the real cause of this crash? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

Sponsored by HelloFresh (http://hellofresh.com/blackboxdown16 and use code blackboxdown16) SoloStove (http://solostove.com and use code BLACKBOXDOWN) and The Jordan Harbinger Show (http://jordanharbinger.com/start) Find us on social media and buy our merch here! https://linktr.ee/BlackBoxDownPod Go to blackboxdownpod.com to support us directly Black Box Down Crash Simulator: https://roosterteeth.com/watch/black-box-down-1 Tales From The Stinky Dragon: https://link.chtbl.com/stinkydragon

Jun 09 2022

57mins

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Leaving Luggage in an Airport feat. Geoff Ramsey / Chris Left His Pants on a Plane

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Hear more stories caused by airline travel. Gustavo and Chris are joined by Geoff Ramsey to share more stories from traveling on airplanes. 

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Jun 02 2022

45mins

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All About Airspaces / The Places You Can't Fly In

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Go to flight school this week and learn all about Airspaces. Gustavo sits down with Chris to teach him all about the different airspaces in the United States. Find out how many there are in this episode of Black Box Down. 

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May 19 2022

44mins

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Accident Ends in Murder / The Überlingen Mid-air Collision

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A Boeing 757 and a Tupolev Tu-154M collide over southern Germany. Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 and DHL Flight 611 are both flying over southern Germany at night. Both crews start getting warnings about a possible collision from their in flight instruments. An Air Traffic Controller also notices that both planes might collide and gives instructions to one of the crews. Both crews take evasive manueuvers but they end up colliding and crashing to the ground. What series of events led to this collision? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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May 05 2022

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Airplane Crashes Upside Down on Runway / Propair Flight 420 Loses a Wing

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A Fairchild Metroliner SSA26 flips upside down just before making an emergency landing. Propair Flight 420 has just taken off from Montreal but must turn back due to a warning message. The left wing is overheating and as the pilots try to figure out what's happening, the left engine catches on fire. Seconds before the crew touches down on the runway, the left wing fails and the airplane flips upsisde down. What happened to this airplane? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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Apr 28 2022

46mins

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Captain Survives Crashing Into Mountain / Air China Flight 129 Crashes on Approach

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A Boeing 767 crashes while circling a runway. Air China Flight 129 is approaching Busan, South Korea when they are told to land in the opposite direction than they planned for. While the crew is circling, they fly in to clouds and comment that the wind is making the plane hard to fly. As the crew are making their final turn, they realize they are flying directly into a mountain. What events led to this crash? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. 

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Apr 21 2022

51mins

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Great Podcast

By Jackson H Dorris - May 17 2020
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Super interesting, also over very interesting incidents.

Gus is sexy and I wanna touch his bhole

By Chris Manchester 88 - May 17 2020
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My favorite part about this pod cast is how private it feels and very well done and produced.