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Friday 11:55 PM on National Geographic Premiered Sep 03, 2003 Between Seasons

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AIRED ON 9/3/2003

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    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Missed Approach
      Missed Approach
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      11/6/14
      0.0
    • Out Of Sight
      Out Of Sight
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      5/6/14
      0.0
    • Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      5/5/14
      0.0
    • Panic Over The Pacific
      Panic Over The Pacific
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      5/5/14
      0.0
    • Mystery Fire
      Mystery Fire
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      5/3/14
      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?
    • Inbound
      Inbound
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      5/7/14
      0.0
    • Miracle Flight
      Miracle Flight
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      5/22/14
      0.0
      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.
    • Falling From The Sky
      Falling From The Sky
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      11/4/14
      0.0
    • 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?
    • Out Of Control
      Out Of Control
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      5/24/14
      0.0
      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.
    • Hanging By A Thread
      Hanging By A Thread
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      5/23/14
      0.0
      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.
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      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.
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