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'Invisible Sky' Film Screening to be held at the University of Dubuque

By University Relations Staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa - A screening of the documentary film Invisible Sky will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center on the University of Dubuque campus. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m.

The screening is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by UD's Department of Aviation.

Invisible Sky tells the story of a young pilot and opera singer, a tragic plane crash that killed her and her friends, and one family's search for answers.

At approximately 11:40 p.m. April 20, 2006, a Cessna 206 piloted by 24-year-old Georgina Joshi crashed while on final approach to Bloomington/Monroe County Airport in Indiana. The accident killed all five people onboard. After an investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) blamed "pilot error" and found that Joshi was the sole probable cause of the accident.

Unsatisfied with the NTSB's findings, Joshi's mother, Louise Addicott, and father, Yatish Joshi, retained independent experts to review the available information and further investigate the accident. That investigation led to a 10-year fight to uncover the truth and a legal battle with the NTSB.

Invisible Sky premiered at the 2020 River Bend Film Festival in Indiana where it received the award for Best Documentary before going onto screen at various festivals across the country. The film has won two Telly Awards - Gold for Non-Broadcast Documentary and Silver for Non-Broadcast Safety - as well as two Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts Communicator Awards in the Film/Video Documentary and Safety categories.