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That Strange Plane Vibration May Mean Trouble

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Reeve Aleutian Airways Flight 8 from Alaska to Seattle should've been routine. But right after takeoff, the pilots feel a strange vibration overtaking the plane.

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The Lockheed Electra was the workhorse of Reeve Aleutian Airways, one of the few links from Cold Bay, Alaska, to the outside world. But on June 8, 1983, the plane nearly plunged 19,000 feet into the Pacific Ocean after one of its propellers tore from the aircraft and cut a hole through the cabin. Join us as we document this incredible story of survival, from the cockpit to the cabin, with witness accounts, official records, and dramatic recreations.

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