Air Crash Investigation

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    • Miracle Flight
      Miracle Flight
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      5/22/14
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      On a calm evening an inexplicable failure strikes, causing the loss of two engines on a new passenger jet midway between Montreal and Edmonton.
    • Fire Fight
      Fire Fight
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      11/5/14
      0.0
      In-depth look at all aspects of air safety.
    • Deadly Detail
      Deadly Detail
      Season 15 - Episode 4
      10/31/16
      0.0
    • Dangerous Approach
      Dangerous Approach
      Season 15 - Episode 6
      10/17/16
      0.0
    • Deadly Silence
      Deadly Silence
      Season 15 - Episode 1
      10/24/16
      0.0
    • Deadly Silence
      Deadly Silence
      Season 15 - Episode 1
      10/24/16
      0.0
    • Disaster Runway
      Disaster Runway
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      10/31/16
      0.0
      TAM Airlines Flight #3054 Airbus A320 July 17th, 2007 - TAM Airlines Flight #3054 is on its final approach to Sao Paulo's notorious Congonhas Airport.
    • Lockerbie
      Lockerbie
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      10/4/16
      0.0
      The stories of terrifying mid-air disasters from across the world are investigated.
    • Racing the Storm
      Racing the Storm
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/3/03
      0.0

      The Pilots of American Airlines Flight 1420 attempt to land in a Thunderstorm at Little Rock Airport but after touching down, the plane doesn't stop and crashes, killing 10 people including the pilot.

    • Miami Mystery
      Miami Mystery
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      8/22/16
      0.0
      After losing an engine at 35,000 feet, the crew of a Northwest flight had to rapidly divert to Tampa airport. Did a bird cause the near-disaster?
    • 28 Seconds To Survive
      28 Seconds To Survive
      Season 11 - Episode 12
      4/3/16
      0.0
      When an alarm warns the pilots of Flight 518 that they are dangerously close to the ground, the aircraft suddenly smashes into a mountain.
    • Speed Trap
      Speed Trap
      Season 12 - Episode 2
      4/17/16
      0.0
      On 6 June 1971, Hughes Airwest Flight 706 collided with a US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom at 15,000 feet over California. What was the course of this fatal disaster?
    • Carnage In Sao Paulo
      Carnage In Sao Paulo
      Season 14 - Episode 7
      2/15/16
      0.0
      Ninety-five people died when TAM Airlines flight 402 crashed seconds after take-off in 1996. Experts investigate what went so tragically wrong.
    • Edge Of Disaster
      Edge Of Disaster
      Season 14 - Episode 8
      2/22/16
      0.0
      Experts investigate the crash of Atlantic Airways Flight 670 which careered off the runway on a Norwegian island in 2006, killing four people.
    • Deadly Mission
      Deadly Mission
      Season 14 - Episode 9
      2/29/16
      0.0
      Experts investigate the fate of the United Nations DC-6 plane that crashed in 1961 during a top-secret mission. UN Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld was onboard.
    • Fatal Delay
      Fatal Delay
      Season 14 - Episode 10
      3/7/16
      0.0
      Experts are thrown by contradictory evidence as they investigate the fate of Spanair Flight 5022 which crashed in 2008, killing 154 people.
    • Silent Killer
      Silent Killer
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      11/5/16
      0.0
      September 8, 1989 - On a charter trip from Oslo to Hamburg, Partnair Flight 94 is cruising at 22,000 feet -- when it suddenly begins diving toward the sea. The aging propeller plane crashes into the water.
    • The Plane That Flew Too High
      The Plane That Flew Too High
      Season 10 - Episode 2
      12/21/16
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      The aircraft flies toward weather so severe that the pilots must divert to avoid it.
    • Afghan Nightmare
      Afghan Nightmare
      Season 15 - Episode 10
      2/6/17
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    • The Plane That Wouldn't Talk
      The Plane That Wouldn't Talk
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      7/27/16
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      Relive the tragedy of an unresponsive Boeing 737 that was brought crashing into the ocean off Santo Domingo by a rogue insect nest.
    • Crash Course
      Crash Course
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      11/5/16
      0.0
      In the heart of southern Africa lies the Okavango Delta, the largest oasis on the planet. It is this wild and exotic environment that draws a newlywed couple to celebrate their honeymoon.
    • Frozen in Flight
      Frozen in Flight
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      11/12/16
      0.0
      In stormy skies above Chicago an American Eagle 41-84 spins wildly out of control and crashes. Was it a rare weather phenomena or a fatal design flaw that caused the crash?
    • Dead Tired
      Dead Tired
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      4/15/17
      0.0
      February 12th, 2009 - Two hours behind schedule and nearing the end of its 53-minute trip from Newark, New Jersey, Continental Connections Flight #3407 is approaching Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.
    • Deadly Solution
      Deadly Solution
      Season 15 - Episode 9
      1/30/17
      0.0
      An investigation into the fate of Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java sea with 162 people on board in December 2014.
    • Crash in the Alps
      Crash in the Alps
      Season 15 - Episode 7
      1/23/17
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      En route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, Germanwings Flight 9525 is flying towards the French Alps when an air traffic controller spots something unusual.
    • Hudson River Runway
      Hudson River Runway
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      1/12/17
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      January 15th, 2009 - Less than two minutes after taking off from New York's LaGuardia Airport, US Airways Flight #1549 collides with a flock of birds. Both engines suddenly lose all thrust, and the Airbus A-320 begins falling from the sky.
    • Split Decision
      Split Decision
      Season 10 - Episode 3
      12/22/16
      0.0
      The Arrow Air Flight 1285 tragedy was Canada's deadliest plane crash. Investigators blamed ice on the wings - but a minority report disagreed.
    • Bad Attitude
      Bad Attitude
      Season 10 - Episode 7
      12/28/16
      0.0
      The crash of a Korean cargo plane outside London baffled investigators. Was the first officer more concerned with saving face than the plane?
    • Hiding In Plane Sight
      Hiding In Plane Sight
      Season 10 - Episode 8
      12/29/16
      0.0
      Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight #182 Boeing 727 On its early morning run down the California coast, PSA Flight #182 is arriving at San Diego's Lindbergh Airport.
    • The Plane That Vanished
      The Plane That Vanished
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      12/30/16
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      Adam Air Flight 574 was miles off course when it vanished from radar. Investigators reveal why the plane crashed into the Java Sea, killing 102 people on board.
    • Desert Inferno
      Desert Inferno
      Season 10 - Episode 9
      12/30/16
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      Following take-off from Jeddah's desert airport, Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 burst into flames and crashed to the ground – killing all on board.
    • Pushed To The Limit
      Pushed To The Limit
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      3/13/16
      0.0
      The stories of terrifying mid-air disasters from across the world are investigated.
    • Slammed To The Ground
      Slammed To The Ground
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      6/23/16
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      Delta Airlines Flight 191 hit a storm. A strong gale slammed the plane to the ground, killing all on board. Can plane designers ever overcome microburst winds?
    • Cleared For Disaster
      Cleared For Disaster
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      2/23/16
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      On a busy night at LA International Airport in 1991, a Boeing 737 crashed into a building leaving investigators with a grim recovery operation.
    • Out Of Control
      Out Of Control
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      5/24/14
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      On a flight between Osaka and Tokyo, the alarm system blares out a warning: a stabilizer has blown off and the plane can no longer steer. 30 minutes later it hits Mount Osutaka in the worst single aircraft accident in history.
    • Miracle Escape
      Miracle Escape
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      11/4/14
      0.0
      On 2 August 2005, Air France Flight 358 skidded off the runway in Toronto. An engine caught fire, trapping more than 300 passengers on the plane. How did they escape?
    • Falling From The Sky
      Falling From The Sky
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      11/4/14
      0.0
    • Missed Approach
      Missed Approach
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      11/6/14
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    • Hidden Danger
      Hidden Danger
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      11/7/14
      0.0
      A Boeing 737 jet spins out of control on its descent, and ten seconds later all 20 passengers are dead. What resulted was one of the longest and most expensive enquiries in US aviation history.
    • Hanging By A Thread
      Hanging By A Thread
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      5/23/14
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      A short island hop from Maui to Honolulu quickly turns into a nightmare for the crew and passengers aboard Flight 243. Shortly after take-off a loud bang is heard, removing a huge chunk of the plane's roof and walls.
    • Suicide Attack
      Suicide Attack
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      5/21/14
      0.0
      A FedEx flight out of Memphis descended into chaos when a surprise attack by a disgruntled employee threatened the lives of all onboard. How did the crew foil his plot?
    • Inbound
      Inbound
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      5/7/14
      0.0
    • Behind Closed Doors
      Behind Closed Doors
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      5/3/14
      0.0
      A design fault leads to an explosion on a DC-10. Two years later the same fault causes a similar tragedy. The accident could have been prevented, but why wasn't it?
    • Mystery Fire
      Mystery Fire
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      5/3/14
      0.0
    • Panic Over The Pacific
      Panic Over The Pacific
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      5/5/14
      0.0
    • Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      5/5/14
      0.0
    • Out Of Sight
      Out Of Sight
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      5/6/14
      0.0
    • Mistaken Identity
      Mistaken Identity
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/10/14
      0.0
      July 3, 1988 - Captain Will Rogers III of the USS Vincennes is stationed in the Persian Gulf. His ship carries one of the smartest weapons system ever designed.
    • Helicopter Down
      Helicopter Down
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/11/14
      0.0
      A helicopter is ferrying workers to an oil platform when it is struck by lightning. The pilots struggle to keep control but are forced to ditch. Investigators find a design flaw which made it a sitting target for lightning.
    • High Rise Catastrophe
      High Rise Catastrophe
      Season 14 - Episode 5
      2/1/16
      0.0
      Investigators uncover a problem threatening every 747 in the sky as they delve into the worst aviation disaster ever to occur in the Netherlands.
    • Fatal Transmission
      Fatal Transmission
      Season 14 - Episode 6
      2/8/16
      0.0
      Experts discover a missing pilot's unwitting part in a fatal crash as they investigate the collision between United Express 5925 and a private plane.
    • Deadly Delay
      Deadly Delay
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      2/17/16
      0.0
      When fog caused delays at JFK airport, circling airplanes ran dangerously low on fuel. For one craft it was too much: Avianca Flight 052 crashed, killing 73 people.
    • Attack Over Baghdad
      Attack Over Baghdad
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      2/16/16
      0.0
      It was supposed to be a routine mail drop for the DHL cargo plane, but, shortly after leaving Baghdad's Saddam Hussein Airport, an anti-aircraft missile hit the Airbus A300 and the crew were thrown into a fight for their lives.
    • Bomb On Board
      Bomb On Board
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      2/17/16
      0.0
      On 11 December 1994, a terrorist bomb exploded on Philippine Airlines Flight 434. Miraculously, only one passenger died. How did so many survive the mid-air blast?
    • Steep Impact
      Steep Impact
      Season 14 - Episode 4
      1/25/16
      0.0
      An investigator puts his reputation on the line to prove the startling truth behind the fatal crash of Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311 in 1991.
    • Fatal Delivery
      Fatal Delivery
      Season 14 - Episode 2
      1/11/16
      0.0
      Experts investigate the tragic fate of UPS Flight 6, a cargo jet which crashed shortly after take-off from Dubai in 2010 when a fire broke out onboard.
    • Fatal Focus
      Fatal Focus
      Season 14 - Episode 1
      1/4/16
      0.0
      Experts make an astonishing find as they investigate the fate of Garuda Indonesia Flight 200, which crashed in 2007 killing 21 of the 140 people on board.
    • African Hijack
      African Hijack
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      11/11/14
      0.0
      An Ethiopian Airlines aircraft is hijacked and told to fly to Australia. The pilot fails to convince the hijackers that the plane doesn't have enough fuel, so he decides to trick them. Events end in tragedy.
    • Egypt Air 990
      Egypt Air 990
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/12/14
      0.0
      October 31, 1999- The night sky is calm when the captain leaves his copilot in command of the Boeing 767 during a bathroom break on the long flight from New York to Cairo.
    • Kid In The Cockpit
      Kid In The Cockpit
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/13/14
      0.0
      The new Airbus leaves Moscow and the captain invites his two children to the flight deck. The boy turns the steering column, which sets off a chain of events that leads to the deaths of all 70 people on board.
    • Fatal Fix
      Fatal Fix
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      3/7/15
      0.0
      Jetliners are manufacturing marvels, kept airborne by thousands of expertly maintained parts. But what if a part has a problem? Discover the disastrous effect a slight flaw can have on an aircraft.
    • Who's Flying The Plane?
      Who's Flying The Plane?
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      3/8/15
      0.0
      When pilots step into the cockpit, they put their trust in a computer system that controls virtually every aspect of flight, but when this relationship goes wrong, disaster can strike in an instant.
    • Pilot vs Plane
      Pilot vs Plane
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      6/2/17
      0.0
      After colossal investment, the Airbus A320 crashed on its maiden publicity flight in 1988. Was it the fault of the pilot or the plane?
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