Case 106

Peter Nielsen

(Part 1)

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Case 106

Peter Nielsen

(Part 1)

[Part 1 of 2]

As night fell on July 1 2002, Owingen’s quiet streets were disrupted by a deep rumbling from above, prompting locals to assume an unforecast storm was fast approaching. Seconds later, a deafening explosion unlike any typical roll of thunder or crack of lightning roared across the landscape.

Houses trembled as startled residents raced to windows, balconies, and the streets to determine the source of the frightening noise. Above the distant forest, a large ball of fire illuminated the night sky.

Townsfolk watched in awe at what they initially believed was an elaborate fireworks display. It wasn’t until burning fragments started to rain down when the chilling realisation dawned – they were witnessing a catastrophe…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

 

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If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Collision – Ksenia Kaspari

The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Misses – Paul Simpson

 

REPORTS:

Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 & DHL Flight 611 Investigation Report – German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents

The Uberlingen Mid-Air Collision: Lessons for the Management of Control Rooms in the Process Industries

 

TRANSCRIPT:

Transcript of Original Tape Recording – Accident DHX611/BTC2937 

 

ARTICLES:

71 die when two jets collide high above southern Germany – The New York Times

Planes crashed in ‘ball of flames’ – CNN

Midair jet collision kills 71 – Los Angeles Times

Lake Constance plane crash kills 71, mostly children – Deutsche Welle

Germany mid-air crash kills 70: 52 children among victims – Dawn

52 kids among dead in midair collision – ABC News

Russians defend crew in air crash – The Baltimore Sun

Unfinished Flight 2937 – Trud

Losing control of the skies – The Guardian

Families arrive to confront the loss of their children – The Guardian

Russia mourns prizewinning pupils doomed by a twist of fate – The Guardian

Russian city grieves as teen burials begin – Chicago Tribune

Grieving Ufa buries 28 crash victims – The Moscow Times

Russian town remembers students lost in crash – Arizona Daily Sun

Russia mourns mid-air victims – CNN

Putin mourns air crash victims – CNN

Boeing flown by ‘top drawer’ British pilot – Independent

Heartbreak of British pilot’s family – The Telegraph

‘He loved flying,’ pilot’s sister says – The Globe and Mail

Mid-air collision inquiry begins – CNN

Plane crash remembered; one mourner not welcome – The New York Times

Plane crash memorial unveiled – Expatica

Memorial unveiled for air crash victims – SwissInfo

Air traffic man stabbed to death after jet crash – The Telegraph

Murdered airman loved ice hockey – B.T

Man whose family died in air crash is arrested for murder of controller – The Telegraph

Plane crash killing trial starts – BBC

Verdict expected in air-traffic-controller killing trial – Breaking News

Swiss convict 4 air controllers over 2002  jet crash – Reuters

Air traffic managers convicted over 2002 collision – The Irish Times

Revenge, but no sweet life for killer – Chicago Tribune

‘I am at odds with God’: Avenger for kids and wife never regretted murder – RT360

Nothing left to lose: grief-crazed murder suspect haunted by family’s air deaths – The Guardian

The heartbreaking multiple tragedies behind true-life plane crash that drove a dad to murder – Mirror

The last catastrophe – Spiegel Online

One Russian’s tale of loss and vengeance – The Irish Times

Dad’s spiral into murder – The Sun

Vitaly Kaloyev awarded with the medal ‘To the Glory of Ossetia’ – Komlomolskaya Pravda

 

VIDEOS:

Air Crash Investigations: Deadly Crossroads

Seconds From Disaster: Death in Mid-Air

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 & DHL Flight 611: mid-air collision analysis – Aviation Knowledge

Accident description: Tupolev 154M Aircraft – Aviation Safety Network

Accident description: Boeing 757 Aircraft – Aviation Safety Network

The German Midair: Lessons to be Learned – International Aviation Safety Association

Biographies of the Casualties of Uberlingen Disaster

 

 

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[Part 1 of 2]

As night fell on July 1 2002, Owingen’s quiet streets were disrupted by a deep rumbling from above, prompting locals to assume an unforecast storm was fast approaching. Seconds later, a deafening explosion unlike any typical roll of thunder or crack of lightning roared across the landscape.

Houses trembled as startled residents raced to windows, balconies, and the streets to determine the source of the frightening noise. Above the distant forest, a large ball of fire illuminated the night sky.

Townsfolk watched in awe at what they initially believed was an elaborate fireworks display. It wasn’t until burning fragments started to rain down when the chilling realisation dawned – they were witnessing a catastrophe…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

 

______

If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Collision – Ksenia Kaspari

The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Misses – Paul Simpson

 

REPORTS:

Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 & DHL Flight 611 Investigation Report – German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents

The Uberlingen Mid-Air Collision: Lessons for the Management of Control Rooms in the Process Industries

 

TRANSCRIPT:

Transcript of Original Tape Recording – Accident DHX611/BTC2937 

 

ARTICLES:

71 die when two jets collide high above southern Germany – The New York Times

Planes crashed in ‘ball of flames’ – CNN

Midair jet collision kills 71 – Los Angeles Times

Lake Constance plane crash kills 71, mostly children – Deutsche Welle

Germany mid-air crash kills 70: 52 children among victims – Dawn

52 kids among dead in midair collision – ABC News

Russians defend crew in air crash – The Baltimore Sun

Unfinished Flight 2937 – Trud

Losing control of the skies – The Guardian

Families arrive to confront the loss of their children – The Guardian

Russia mourns prizewinning pupils doomed by a twist of fate – The Guardian

Russian city grieves as teen burials begin – Chicago Tribune

Grieving Ufa buries 28 crash victims – The Moscow Times

Russian town remembers students lost in crash – Arizona Daily Sun

Russia mourns mid-air victims – CNN

Putin mourns air crash victims – CNN

Boeing flown by ‘top drawer’ British pilot – Independent

Heartbreak of British pilot’s family – The Telegraph

‘He loved flying,’ pilot’s sister says – The Globe and Mail

Mid-air collision inquiry begins – CNN

Plane crash remembered; one mourner not welcome – The New York Times

Plane crash memorial unveiled – Expatica

Memorial unveiled for air crash victims – SwissInfo

Air traffic man stabbed to death after jet crash – The Telegraph

Murdered airman loved ice hockey – B.T

Man whose family died in air crash is arrested for murder of controller – The Telegraph

Plane crash killing trial starts – BBC

Verdict expected in air-traffic-controller killing trial – Breaking News

Swiss convict 4 air controllers over 2002  jet crash – Reuters

Air traffic managers convicted over 2002 collision – The Irish Times

Revenge, but no sweet life for killer – Chicago Tribune

‘I am at odds with God’: Avenger for kids and wife never regretted murder – RT360

Nothing left to lose: grief-crazed murder suspect haunted by family’s air deaths – The Guardian

The heartbreaking multiple tragedies behind true-life plane crash that drove a dad to murder – Mirror

The last catastrophe – Spiegel Online

One Russian’s tale of loss and vengeance – The Irish Times

Dad’s spiral into murder – The Sun

Vitaly Kaloyev awarded with the medal ‘To the Glory of Ossetia’ – Komlomolskaya Pravda

 

VIDEOS:

Air Crash Investigations: Deadly Crossroads

Seconds From Disaster: Death in Mid-Air

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 & DHL Flight 611: mid-air collision analysis – Aviation Knowledge

Accident description: Tupolev 154M Aircraft – Aviation Safety Network

Accident description: Boeing 757 Aircraft – Aviation Safety Network

The German Midair: Lessons to be Learned – International Aviation Safety Association

Biographies of the Casualties of Uberlingen Disaster

 

 

SPONSORS

 

MVMT Watches – Get 15% off your order with FREE shipping and FREE returns

The Prodigy – An upcoming American horror thriller film directed by Nicholas McCarthy, starring actress Taylor Schilling and Jackson Robert Scott

SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today

Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more

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