Take to the Sky Episode 074: Korean Air Flight 85


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In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares a lesser known story connected to the events that transpired on September 11, 2001. Korean Air Flight 85 was preparing for its arrival in Anchorage, Alaska when it suddenly transmitted a code associated with a hijacking. Over the course of 90 minutes, officials grappled with whether to let the plane land or shoot it down as the small town of Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory prepared for its arrival.

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