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The Secret History of Flight 149
Listen to the whole series ad-free now by subscribing to the Crowd Stories channel on Apple Podcasts. Imagine boarding a flight thinking you’re heading on holiday, but instead you get taken hostage by Saddam Hussein. It might sound far-fetched, but in August 1990 this really happened to the passengers and crew of BA Flight 149. What followed has been dubbed the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years. Journalist Stephen Davis has been reporting on this extraordinary story for the past three decades. In this series you’ll hear directly from the hostages - the people used...
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4.2 stars from 522 ratings
So proud
Stephen a gripping podcast. So proud of you as a fellow kiwi, to hold on to this story and see you follow it through to the end. You are an inspiration.
Ticketyboosh via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/08/22
A genuinely interesting podcast but I found it a little light on detail and revelation. Much more detail and depth on the men who joined the flight, the Kuwait resistance, how an American civilian ended up running security at the US embassy etc. A bit of a missed opportunity.
SwearingDad via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/27/22
Astonishing, remarkable and sad
Brilliantly researched with contributions from those who were passengers. A true story of a Western government using their own citizens as a shield for military subterfuge; and the survivors (and sadly victims) of that duplicitous action never receiving compensation from said government.
Ndebeledoll via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 06/26/22
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