63 episodes

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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    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 3.3K Ratings

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.

    Chris Versus The Audience

    Chris Versus The Audience

    During the Black Box Down Panel for RTX 2021, Gustavo gives both Chris and the audience a test. How well do they do? Find out on this bonus episode of Black Box Down.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Crash of the Boeing 737 Max 8

    Crash of the Boeing 737 Max 8

    The brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes in Indonesia. Lion Air Flight 610 has trouble right after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. With innacurate speed and altitude indications, both pilots fight with the plane to try and stop it from diving to the ocean below. What made this plane crash? Find out in this episode of Black Box Down.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Azores Glider

    The Azores Glider

    An Airbus A330 loses engine power while over the Atlantic Ocean. Air Transat Flight 236 is at cruising atltitude when the pilots realize something is wrong with the plane. As they are working out the problem, they lose thrust in both engines. The closest place to land is an island 65 miles away. What happened to this flight? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.
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    Black Box Down Crash Simulator: https://roosterteeth.com/watch/black-box-down-1
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    • 50 min
    Landing With Closed Curtains

    Landing With Closed Curtains

    The pilots on two separate flights become negligent while flying their planes. Aeroflot Flight 6502 is approaching the airport when the Captain makes a bet with the First Officer that he can land without looking. Northwest Airlines Flight 188 is supposed to land in Minneapolis but the pilots become distracted and fly past the airport. What happened to both of these flights? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.
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    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
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    • 38 min
    Was This Crash on Purpose?

    Was This Crash on Purpose?

    A Boeing 737 suddenley dives to the ground while flying over Indonesia. SilkAir Flight 185 was operating normally when Air Traffic Control notices a severe loss of altitude from the plane on their radar. Some investigators conclude they could not find a reason for the crash, but others think the crash was intentional. What happened to this flight? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.
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    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
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    • 53 min
    Getting Lost On The Ground

    Getting Lost On The Ground

    A Boeing 727 is rolling down the runway when a DC-9 suddenly appears in its path. Northwest Airlines Flight 299 is on the ground at Detroit's Wayne County Airport on a very foggy day. As Flight 299 starts to take off, Flight 1482 appears in front of them on the runway. How did both these planes end up on the runway at the same time? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.
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    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

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

Brian A.V. ,

Amazing

I’ve been following RT for a long time and this is my favorite content from them! As a prior helicopter mechanic in the Army this is a smart, educational and very entertaining podcast! I can’t help but imagine all their personal stories in RTAA form though lol

trolleydolly11 ,

New Co-Host

At first, I really enjoyed listening to this podcast. The main host Gus sets the scene well for an overall interesting and informative series. Several episodes in, sidekick Chris’ childlike questions and lack of aviation knowledge/passion has really started to annoy me to the point where it makes me cringe. I’m in the aviation industry and think this show would benefit greatly benefit from an industry professional host/guest who could help clarify procedures and terminology that are often times not accurately depicted in this podcast.

Sam Jackson1 ,

Thrilling!

Definitely a great podcast if you’re into aviation failures or even just knowing how planes work! I definitely wish they would make one on Flight 93(9/11), that would be so great! Worth your listen without a doubt!

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