102 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 • 3.6K Ratings

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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.

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

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

    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. 
    Sponsored by HelloFresh (http://hellofresh.com/blackboxdown16 and use code blackboxdown16) 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

    • 44 min
    Accident Ends in Murder / The Überlingen Mid-air Collision

    Accident Ends in Murder / The Überlingen Mid-air Collision

    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. 
    Sponsored by ExpressVPN (http://expressvpn.com/blackboxdown) 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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Airplane Crashes Upside Down on Runway / Propair Flight 420 Loses a Wing

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

    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. 
    Sponsored by Lectric eBikes (http://lectricebikes.com and use code BLACKBOXDOWN) Sunday (http://getsunday.com/blackboxdown) and 30 Morbid Minutes (Subscribe to 30 Morbid Minutes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.) 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

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

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

    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. 
    Sponsored by 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

    • 51 min
    Captain Continues Banking After Instrument Failure / Korean Air Cargo 8509 Crashes Immediately After Takeoff

    Captain Continues Banking After Instrument Failure / Korean Air Cargo 8509 Crashes Immediately After Takeoff

    A Boeing 747 crashes immediately after taking off. Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509 takes off from London after some frustrating delays. The captain is angry and worried about a piece of equipment on board that appears to not be working properly. Immediately after takeoff the flight engineer tries to get the captain's attention about their bank angle but soon after the airplane crashes into the ground. What series of events led to this crash? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down. Sponsored by SoloStove (http://solostove.com and use code BLACKBOXDOWN) Trade Coffee (http://drinktrade.com/blackboxdown) an B d Sunday (http://getsunday.com/blackboxdown) 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

    • 55 min
    Air France Flight 296Q Crashes at Airshow / Airbus Crashes in Front of Hundreds of Spectators

    Air France Flight 296Q Crashes at Airshow / Airbus Crashes in Front of Hundreds of Spectators

    A brand new Airbus A320 crashes while performing at an airshow. Air France Flight 296Q is being flown by the brand new Airbus A320 and is full of contest winners and journalists. The crew are told they will be part of an airshow and are supposed to fly over the runway at just 100 feet above the ground. While performing this maneuver, something goes wrong and the airplane flies into a forest and crashes into the trees. What series of events led to this crash? Find out on this episode of Black Box Down.
    Sponsored by ExpressVPN (http://expressvpn.com/blackboxdown) HelloFresh (http://hellofresh.com/BLACKBOXDOWN16 or use code BLACKBOXDOWN16 at checkout) 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

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

EBW MiM ,

Ditch Chris

Gave 5 stars in spite of Chris. Can we ditch him? Silly questions, adds nothing. Gus is the show.

Gddyjgdd ,

Love this podcast

I’m not usually a podcast listener but Gus and Chris are hilarious and I learn a lot!

Heyheyheyhayley ,

Geek out

I love, love, love Black Box Down. Thursdays are all about air disasters and acronyms (and now alliteration)! Gus pays so much attention to detail and is great at explaining complicated scenarios and Chris has fantastic questions and insights. It’s a pleasure every week!

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