Air Disasters

  • 2011

A look at history's worst air disasters.

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Season 5

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep10 Terror in Paradise
Ep9 Getting Out Alive
Ep8 Imperfect Pitch
Ep7 Massacre Over the Mediterranean
Ep6 Into the Eye of the Storm
Ep5 Queens Catastrophe
Ep4 Tragedy on the Potomac
Ep3 Lost in Translation
Ep2 Speed Trap
Ep1 Fight to the Death

Season 4

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep13 Vanished
Ep12 Seconds to Survive
Ep11 Subtle Incapacitation
Ep10 Death of the President
Ep9 Hockey Team Tragedy
Ep8 Focused on Failure
Ep7 Catastrophe at O'Hare
Ep6 Grand Canyon
Ep5 Blind Landing
Ep4 Pushed to the Limit
Ep3 Caution to the Wind
Ep2 Fire in the Hold
Ep1 Fight for Control

Season 3

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep11 Nowhere to Land
Ep10 Split Decision
Ep9 Bad Attitude
Ep8 The Invisible Plane
Ep7 Under Pressure
Ep6 Break Up Over Texas
Ep5 Turning Point
Ep4 Impossible Landing
Ep3 I'm the Problem
Ep2 Mayday Munich
Ep1 Blind Spot

Season 2

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep12 Deadly Reputation
Ep11 The Plane That Flew Too High
Ep10 Cleared for Disaster
Ep9 The Final Blow
Ep8 System Breakdown
Ep7 Pilot vs. Plane
Ep6 Cold Case
Ep5 Alarming Silence
Ep4 Panic on the Runway
Ep3 Cruel Skies
Ep2 Target Is Destroyed
Ep1 Cracks in the System

Season 1

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep10 Phantom Strike
Ep9 Fatal Distraction
Ep8 Mixed Signals
Ep7 Explosive Evidence
Ep6 Southern Storm
Ep5 Dead Weight
Ep4 Fanning the Flames
Ep3 Behind Closed Doors
Ep2 Gimli Glider
Ep1 Invisible Killer

Clips & More

Clip TypeClip NameViewing ProgressRun Length
Clip A Toilet Bomb Sends Flight 870 Down
2 min 38 sec
Clip When a Flight Crew Trusts a Plane Too Much
3 min 58 sec
Clip At 32,000 Feet, This Plane's Sensors Froze
4 min 2 sec
Clip How to Find a Plane in the Ocean
2 min 7 sec
Clip A Stormy Escape at 6,000 Feet
3 min 40 sec
Clip A Plane Seeks Safety Inside a Storm
94 sec
Clip Did a Poorly Trained Pilot Cause Flight 587's Crash?
4 min 5 sec
Clip A Plane Crash Reignites 9/11 Anxiety
2 min 53 sec
Clip Collision Course: Two Planes on One Path
3 min 30 sec
Clip This Pilot Didn't Know Left from Right
2 min 28 sec
Clip A Cockpit Designed to Crash
3 min 26 sec
Clip Why Did This Flight Crash? Listen to Its Engine...
4 min 2 sec
Clip Plummeting Over 12,000 Feet Per Minute
3 min 48 sec
Clip How a Flight Recording Can Reveal a Pilot's Mental State
2 min 43 sec
Clip Caught Between a Thunderstorm and Something Much, Much Worse
3 min 16 sec
Clip Why Did This Plane Slam Into the Face of a Mountain?
3 min 8 sec
Clip Why You Should Always Take the Pre-Flight Check Seriously
4 min 3 sec
Clip Escaping a Plane Crash in the Jungle
2 min 37 sec
Clip Never Leave a Trainee Alone in the Cockpit
90 sec
Clip Fatal Combination for Arrow Air Flight 1285
4 min 0 sec
Clip Cultural Norms Cloud Cockpit Communications
3 min 57 sec
Clip Houston, We Have a Problem
3 min 59 sec
Clip A Cracked Windshield and Two Engines Down
106 sec
Clip Signs You Can't Ignore
2 min 59 sec
Clip Air Disasters: Invisible Plane - Rescuers Find Missing Second Plane in Remains of Wreckage
3 min 41 sec
Clip Air Disasters: Nowhere to Land - Miraculous Plane Landing on New Orleans Levee
3 min 54 sec
Clip Air Disasters: Nowhere to Land - Miraculous Plane Landing on New Orleans Levee
3 min 54 sec
Clip Air Disasters: Split Decision - Fatal Combination for Arrow Air Flight 1285
4 min 1 sec
Clip Air Disasters: Bad Attitude - Cultural Norms Cloud Cockpit Communications
3 min 58 sec
Clip Air Disasters: Under Pressure - Fire in the Air
3 min 57 sec
Clip Air Disasters: Under Pressure - Fire in the Air
3 min 57 sec
Clip Air Disasters: Impossible Landing - An Emergency Crash Landing with No Controls
3 min 52 sec
Clip Air Disasters: Impossible Landing - An Emergency Crash Landing with No Controls
3 min 52 sec
Clip Air Disasters: I'm the Problem - Accident or Act of Murder?
3 min 42 sec
Clip Air Disasters: I'm the Problem - Accident or Act of Murder?
3 min 42 sec
Clip Air Disasters: Blind Spot - Collision Over California
3 min 53 sec
Clip Air Disasters: Blind Spot - Collision Over California
3 min 53 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Manchester United's Darkest Day
4 min 4 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Manchester United's Darkest Day
4 min 4 sec
Clip Air Disasters - The Sole Survivor
2 min 49 sec
Clip Air Disasters - The Sole Survivor
2 min 49 sec
Clip Air Disasters - An Experienced Pilot Makes a Bad Call
3 min 53 sec
Clip Air Disasters - An Experienced Pilot Makes a Bad Call
3 min 53 sec
Clip Air Disasters - How to Conquer Your Fear of Flying
111 sec
Clip Air Disasters - How to Conquer Your Fear of Flying
111 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Overworked, Unfocused and Underpaid Pilots
3 min 55 sec
Clip Air Disasters - A Deadly Mistake
117 sec
Clip Air Disasters - A Deadly Mistake
117 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Crashlanding at LAX
2 min 4 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Crashlanding at LAX
2 min 4 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Crashing off the Radar
88 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Sabotaged by Autopilot
120 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Sabotaged by Autopilot
120 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Southern Storm: Sneak Peek
64 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Invisible Killer: Sneak Peek
46 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Sneak Peek
40 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Saved by Nerves of Steel
2 min 10 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Gimli Glider: Sneak Peek
57 sec
Clip Air Disasters - An Avoidable Disaster
2 min 33 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Behind Closed Doors: Sneak Peek
49 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Sinister Plot or Technical Glitch
2 min 17 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Fanning the Flames: Sneak Peek
66 sec
Clip Air Disasters - A Cracked Windshield and Two Engines Down
106 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Fatal Distraction: Sneak Peek
63 sec
Clip Air Disasters - The Brink of World War Three
3 min 37 sec
Clip Air Disasters - The Black Box in the Soviet Safe
3 min 57 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Without Warning
85 sec
Clip Air Disasters - An Icy Disaster
4 min 0 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Fire On Board
2 min 34 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Seconds Matter in a Death Trap
112 sec
Clip Air Disasters - Catastrophe or Cover-Up?
4 min 5 sec
Clip Air Disasters - A Flyover Ends in Flames
4 min 2 sec
Clip Air Disasters - See and Be Seen
111 sec
Clip Air Disasters - People Make Mistakes
81 sec
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A Toilet Bomb Sends Flight 870 Down

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A hole in the fuselage of Itavia Flight 870 points to an explosion. A steel wash basin found at the crash site suggests a bomb may have been in the rear lavatory. From: AIR DISASTERS: Massacre Over the Mediterranean http://bit.ly/1wqK0dN
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