Full episode
299: Back from the Dead
Act One

In the Event of An Emergency

In the middle of the news coverage of Hurricane Rita, newscasts broke into their coverage to show JetBlue flight 292, with its landing gear stuck in the wrong direction. For hours, the plane circled over the exurbs of Los Angeles to burn off fuel before it attempted an emergency landing. Host Ira Glass talks to Alexandra Jacobs, Zach Mastoon, and Dave Reinitz about what it's like to be on a plane that might not make it back safely. (14 minutes)