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Inside The Black Box tells the story of the hours, minutes and seconds leading up to some of the worst aviation disasters in history. It looks at the investigations which followed and the lessons learned which keep us safe today.

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Inside The Black Box tells the story of the hours, minutes and seconds leading up to some of the worst aviation disasters in history. It looks at the investigations which followed and the lessons learned which keep us safe today.

    Episode 11 - Air France 4590 (The Concorde Disaster)

    Episode 11 - Air France 4590 (The Concorde Disaster)

    On the 25th of July 2000 at 4:40pm, Air France Flight 4590 sits on the taxiway of Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris France. Today they will be flying aboard the Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde. The passengers aboard Concorde are embarking on the first stage of a luxurious journey, travelling to New York where they will board the MS Deutschland for a 14 night cruise of the Caribbean. The total complement is 109.

    All of those aboard have less than five minutes to live.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 10 - Delta Airlines 191

    Episode 10 - Delta Airlines 191

    In the early evening of the 2nd of August, 1985, a Lockheed L1011 Tristar is on final approach to land at Dallas Fort Worth Internatonal Airport.

    Now, just after 6pm, the aircraft is descending steadily towards runway 17L. The runway is currently obscured by a cloud sitting almost at the end of the runway, from which a heavy and continuous downpour of rain is falling. First Officer Price looks at the clouds in front of them and comments “Lightning coming out of that one, right ahead of us”.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 9 - American Airlines 965

    Episode 9 - American Airlines 965

    At 6:30pm on the 20th of December 1995, a Boeing 757-200 sits on the taxiway of Miami International Airport. The 155 passengers and 8 crew members aboard American Airlines flight 965 are growing impatient, eager to begin their journey to Cali, in Colombia.

    Finally, one hour and 15 minutes after leaving the gate, the controllers at Miami International Airport give American Airlines 965 permission to line up on Runway 27R.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 8 - Alaska Airlines 261

    Episode 8 - Alaska Airlines 261

    On the 21st of January 2000 at 3:50pm, a McDonnel Douglas MD83 flies above the Pacific Ocean, about 25 miles off the Californian coast of the United States.

    At this moment a crisis is unfolding in the aircraft which had its origins years earlier. What starts as a routine flight will turn into a battle between the pilots and the aircraft which will destroy them both.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 7 - Air France 447

    Episode 7 - Air France 447

    At just after half past 1 in the morning on the 1st of June 2009, An Airbus A330-203 cruises at 35,000 feet above the Southern Atlantic Ocean. On board are 216 passengers and 12 crew members.

    What has begun as a routine flight across the Atlantic Ocean will become one of the most lengthy and complex air accident investigations in history.

    You are listening to Inside The Black Box. This is the story of Air France Flight 447.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 6 - CHC Helikopter Service 241

    Episode 6 - CHC Helikopter Service 241

    It is just after 11am on the 29th of April 2016. An Airbus Helicopters EC225 Super Puma touches down on a helipad in the North Sea. CHC Helikopter Services Flight 241 has just landed on the Gullfaks B Oil and Gas Platform in the Norwegian North Sea, about 80 miles off the Norwegian Coast.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

Nascothornet ,

Great aviation podcast

This is a really good podcast. It can be a bit dry, but technically very full of detail and no emotion to flavour the results. Stick with it, I learned a lot about an incident I thought I’d heard everything about. Recommended listening if you are in any way interested in aviation

mortalmatt ,

High quality aviation podcast

These extremely well produced episodes provide a really interesting and well informed take on accidents which have occurred throughout the history of aviation. Fascinating to listen to.

The Bavers ,

The best out there

Awesome Podcast. I always enjoy listening to this in the car. Can’t wait for more new episodes.

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