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The Failure of Flight Show

This hour: failure of flight. In one story a man mysteriously falls from the sky onto a sunny London street, and in another, a plane crashes into a mountain side, and an 11 year old walks away.

2014 / Katie Mingle / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: failure of flight. In one story a man mysteriously falls from the sky onto a sunny London street, and in another, a plane crashes into a mountain side, and an 11 year old walks away.

Falling

by Bob Carlson and Kerstin Zilm (Unfictional, 2013)

When Norman Ollestad was a kid, his father was always looking for his next big adventure. In1979, when Norman was just 11 they boarded a small plane to go skiing in California's San Gabriel mountains. When the plane hit bad weather, Norman was the only one to survive the crash, but then he had to find safety.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

by Rob Walker (BBC World Service, Assignment, 2013)

In September of 2012, on a sunny day in west suburban London, a man was found dead in the middle of the street with no identification. BBC correspondent Rob Walker followed along with the police's investigation of the incident which began on a plane and ended up spanning two continents and eight countries.


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