Air Disasters

Season 3 Episode 2

Mayday Munich

Aired Unknown Mar 10, 2013 on Smithsonian Channel
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Disaster strikes a Munich airport and rocks the sports world when a charter aircraft carrying the Manchester United soccer team crashes during take-off, killing eight players. Soon after the 1958 accident, a dispute pits German examiners against the plane's pilot, a celebrated RAF captain. Revisit the crash of BEA Flight 609 as investigators try to determine if it was an icy wing or a slushy runway that brought the plane and its pilot's career to a bitter end.moreless

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