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The Secret History of Flight 149

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A new podcast uncovering the truth behind British Airways Flight 149 has been launched by Crowd Network, _The Secret History of: Flight 149 _is the result of 30 years of investigative reporting into the 1990 hostage crisis, from journalist and author Stephen Davis.

On 1st August 1990, Flight 149 departed London Heathrow destined for Kuala Lumpur. The flight never made it, and neither did its nearly 400 passengers and crew. Stopping to refuel in Kuwait, Iraqi troops invaded – delivering the passengers and crew into the hands of Saddam Hussein, to be used as human shields.

What followed has been dubbed the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years.

_The Secret History Of: Flight 149 _will delve into the crisis and consequent cover-up. Why did Flight 149 land in Kuwait, when all other flights were turned away? Why were civilian lives put at risk, with horrific consequences? And why was the truth covered up for so long?

Many questions remain unanswered. This podcast has new revelations about the role of British Airways, MI6, and the UK Government, and it tells the stories of six passengers and two crew members who were taken hostage. They recall the terror they felt as human shields held by the brutal Iraqi regime, and share the long-lasting ramifications it has had on their lives. A former intelligence officer speaks candidly about how his actions in the crisis were mis-represented for years, and host Stephen Davis sheds new light on why the plane was allowed to land.

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