Scapegoat - A Flight Crew's Journey from Heroes to Villains to Redemption-logo

Scapegoat - A Flight Crew's Journey from Heroes to Villains to Redemption

Emilio Corsetti III

More Information

Description:

On April 4, 1979, a Boeing 727 with 82 passengers and a crew of 7 rolled over and plummeted from an altitude of 39,000 feet to within seconds of crashing were it not for the crew’s actions to save the plane. The cause of the unexplained dive was the subject of one of the longest NTSB investigations at that time. While the crew’s efforts to save TWA 841 were initially hailed as heroic, that all changed when safety inspectors found twenty-one minutes of the thirty-minute cockpit voice recorder tape blank. The captain of the flight, Harvey “Hoot” Gibson, subsequently came under suspicion for deliberately erasing the tape in an effort to hide incriminating evidence. The voice recorder was never evaluated for any deficiencies. From that moment on, the investigation was focused on the crew to the exclusion of all other evidence. It was an investigation based on rumors, innuendos, and speculation. Eventually the NTSB, despite sworn testimony to the contrary, blamed the crew for the incident by having improperly manipulated the controls; leading to the dive. This is the story of a NTSB investigation gone awry and one pilot’s decade-long battle to clear his name.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fred Filbrich

Length:

11h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

47:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

50:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

25:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:51