Why Planes Crash

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Episode Guide

  • Season 2
    • Crisis in the Cockpit
      2/2/15
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      The Crew Resource Management protocol is explained. Prior to it being implemented, crew members wouldn't challenge the captain even on occasions when they thought he was wrong.
    • Fatal Flaws
      Fatal Flaws
      Episode 8
      1/30/15
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      A look at three accidents and how they led to changes in the aviation industry.
    • Who's Flying
      Who's Flying
      Episode 7
      1/19/15
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      Plane crashes that resulted from automation failures are spotlighted.
    • Chopper Down
      Chopper Down
      Episode 6
      1/12/15
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      A look at helicopters highlights their uses for rescues and rapid responses, but also examines the unique set of dangers involved in their operation.
    • Sudden Impact
      Sudden Impact
      Episode 5
      1/5/15
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      A look at terrible crashes that can result from planes veering off course or poor visibility.
    • Small Planes, Big Problems
      1/4/15
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      The absorbing series scrutinises three famous cases where small aircraft crashed. John F Kennedy Jr died when his plane nosedived into the ocean in 1999.
    • Severe Weather
      Severe Weather
      Episode 3
      12/29/14
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      The effects of storms, high winds and microbursts on planes are examined.
    • Brush With Death
      Brush With Death
      Episode 2
      12/22/14
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      Plane-crash survivors recall their frightening experiences.
    • Crisis in the Sky
      12/15/14
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      Season 2 begins with a look at cockpit communication and how it improved with the implementation of Crew Resource Management (CRM) in 1979.
  • Season 1