Surviving, EP 1: "The Wire" by Newmark J-School Audio Journalism published on 2020-12-11T19:59:17Z On February 3, 1998, disaster struck the Alpe Cermis ski resort in Cavalese, Italy. Four American pilots flew through a gondola mechanism during a low-altitude training mission and severed a suspension cable. When the cable snapped, the closest gondola car plummeted to the earth with 20 European skiers inside. Only the pilots survived. Joe Schweitzer was navigating the plane and has been criticized for causing the accident and tampering with evidence. In this episode of Surviving, listeners will hear about the fall out of an international tragedy and Schweitzer’s post-mishap life as both a survivor and a perpetrator of trauma.