S1.5E2 - Richard Russell - The Q400 Incident

04.01.2021 - By Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

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Today’s story is something a little different. Our protagonist didn’t set out to hurt somebody else. He didn’t harm innocent people. He didn’t snap in the heat of the moment and do something shocking that can’t be undone. There was no violent crime of passion or cold blooded premeditation.
In the United States, over 900,000 people work in the aviation industry, so that’s a considerable amount of people in whom we place a great amount of trust to help keep us safe in the air. What you’ll hear about today baffled and disturbed both the public and the loved ones of the person concerned in equal measure. 
Writer: Gemma Harris
CW: Suicide 
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