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 as human shiel...
Patricia Nicol • The Times UK • Mar 6, 2022
"That Davis has earned the trust of his sometimes breathtakingly forthcoming interviewees is clear, but he can be ponderous and frustratingly hazy about timelines. Still, this fascinating, haunting story of people caught up in a bampot dictator’s landgrab feels grimly pertinent for today’s geopolitical situation."