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Into the Abyss - An Extraordinary True Story

Carol Shaben

Only four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to. On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. Despite the poor weather, Erik Vogel, the 24-year-old pilot, was under intense pressure to fly. Larry Shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, was commuting home after a busy week at the Alberta Legislature. Constable Scott Deschamps was escorting Paul Archambault, a drifter wanted on an outstanding warrant. Against regulations, Archambault's handcuffs were removed-a decision that would profoundly impact the men's survival. As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence.

Only four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to. On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. Despite the poor weather, Erik Vogel, the 24-year-old pilot, was under intense pressure to fly. Larry Shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, was commuting home after a busy week at the Alberta Legislature. Constable Scott Deschamps was escorting Paul Archambault, a drifter wanted on an outstanding warrant. Against regulations, Archambault's handcuffs were removed-a decision that would profoundly impact the men's survival. As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence.
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Only four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to. On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. Despite the poor weather, Erik Vogel, the 24-year-old pilot, was under intense pressure to fly. Larry Shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, was commuting home after a busy week at the Alberta Legislature. Constable Scott Deschamps was escorting Paul Archambault, a drifter wanted on an outstanding warrant. Against regulations, Archambault's handcuffs were removed-a decision that would profoundly impact the men's survival. As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tiffany Morgan

Length:

10h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

15:46


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

48:13


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

07:22


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

43:37


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

41:38


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

10:23


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

12:39


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

11:43


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

27:40


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

14:56


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

23:19


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

11:43


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

24:46


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

27:43


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

20:46


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

32:14


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

47:09


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

36:55


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

38:50


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

39:23


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

36:24


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

16:39


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

09:48


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

01:17