Air Disasters


Each episode details an aircraft accident detailing the events leading up to the incident and the following investigation. Each investigation providing the cause of the accident along with steps taken by the industry to make flying safer.
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S11E7 - Caught on Tape

It was a state-of-the-art commuter plane making a simple one-hour fl..

S11E6 - Storming Out

It was supposed to be a routine 50-minute hop from Columbia, SC to C..

S11E5 -Lethal Turn

A routine flight from Jakarta to Medan, Indonesia encounters a very ..

S11E4 -The Turning Point

Air China Flight 129 prepares to land at Gimhae International Airpor..

S11E3 -Deadly Myth

A blackened scar on a frozen field near Detroit marks the fatal impa..

S11E1 -Explosive Proof

After a long delay on a hot July evening in 1996, TWA Flight 800 lea..

S9E8 - Steep Impact

The 1991 crash of Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311 to Brunswi..

S9E7 - Deadly Delay

Just seconds after taking off from Madrid International Airport, Spa..

S9E6 - Carnage in Sao Paolo

Not far from Congonhas Airport, a Sao Paulo neighborhood is in flame..

S9E5 - Fatal Delivery

Shortly after taking off from Dubai, UPS Flight 6 catches fire. With..

S9E4 - Fatal Focus

What caused Garuda Flight 200 to slam to the ground and careen off t..

S9E3 - High Rise Catastro..

An El Al cargo jet heading from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv suddenly begin..

S9E2 - Terror in San Fran..

The 2013 crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco shocks..

S9E1 - Fatal Transmission

A runway collision at a small airport turns tragic when passengers c..

S4E13 - Vanished

On June 1, 2009, a modern Airbus A330, traveling from Rio de Janeiro..

S4E12 - Seconds to Survive

Santa Barbara Airlines Flight 518 is about to embark on a difficult,..

S4E11 - Subtle Incapacita..

Five minutes into Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409, something goes wron..

S4E10 - Death of the Pres..

It was an air disaster that crippled a country, heightened tensions ..

S4E9 - Hockey Team Tragedy

A Russian passenger jet crashes into the Volga River, killing almost..

S4E8 - Focused on Failure

Just minutes before touching down in Portland International Airport,..

S4E7 - Catastrophe at O'H..

It was the deadliest aviation disaster in U.S. history of its time. ..

S4E6 - Grand Canyon

Two commercial airliners go missing over the Arizona desert, and are..

S4E5 - Blind Landing

Just three miles from its destination and assaulted by severe weathe..

S4E4 - Pushed to the Limit

It's a clear and calm December day in 1997 when a Boeing 737 suddenl..

S4E3 - Caution to the Wind

The Lockheed Electra was the workhorse of Reeve Aleutian Airways, on..

S4E2 - Fire in the Hold

The worst aviation disaster in Florida's history occurred on May 11,..

S4E1 - Fight for Control

The Lockheed Electra was the workhorse of Reeve Aleutian Airways, on..

S1E3 - Behind Closed Doors

A flaw on the infamous DC-10 airline causing two midair crashes in t..

S1E2 - Gimli Glider

A pilot heads for a decommissioned air force base when the 767 he is..

S1E1 - Invisible Killer

A landing goes wrong when Delta Airlines Flight 191 is hit by an inv..