Next Episode of Air Crash Investigation is
Season 18 / Episode 5 and airs on 28 January 2019 21:00
Flying is one of the safest forms of transport. But what happens when tragedy strikes? From human error and accidents to mechanical faults and design flaws, the success of aviation history is punctuated with disaster and catastrophe. It's rare, but it does happen. Follow experts as they determine what went wrong and work out how to prevent these horrific tragedies from happening again. Examine the wrecks and official records, and hear from eyewitnesses, passengers and aviation experts as we reconstruct some of the most tragic disasters in aviation history. Air Crash Investigation looks at what went wrong and how future disasters can be averted.
On 13 April 2010, Cathay Pacific Flight 780 suffers a duel engine failure while nearingHong Kong International Airportat the end of a flight fromJuanda International Airport, Indonesia. The aircraft makes an emergency landing at almost twice the speed of a normal landing. All 322 people on board survive.
On 16 September 2011, a vintage fighter aircraft named The Galloping Ghost crashes into spectators during the Reno Air Races, killing the pilot, James Leeward, and 10 people on the ground. The cause of the crash were reused single-use locknuts in the left elevatortrim tabsystem that loosened.
On 18 August 1993, American International Airways Flight 808 stalls, rolls to the right and crashes into the ground 1 quarter of a mile short of the runway while manoeuvring onto final approach to Leeward Point Airfield inGuantánamo Bay, Cuba. All 3 crew members on board survive.
On 4 April 1994, KLM Cityhopper Flight 433 crashes into a field while attempting an emergency landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, killing 3 of the 24 people on board. The cause of the crash was the pilots' inadequate use of the flight controls during an asymmetric go-around.
On 20 December 2008, Continental Airlines Flight 1404 veers off the side of the runway, skids across the taxiway and aservice roadand crashes into a ravine while taking off fromDenver International AirportinDenver,Colorado. All 115 passengers and crew members on board survive.
On 7 August 1997, Fine Air Flight 101 stalls and crashes just seconds after taking off fromMiami International Airport, killing all 4 people on board and 1 person on the ground. The causes of the crash were the aircraft's cargo shifting dangerously backwards and an incorrect stabilizer trim setting.
On 31 March 1995, TAROM Flight 371 banks steeply to the left and crashes into a field shortly after taking off fromOtopeni International Airport, killing all 60 people on board. The causes of the crash were the throttle of the starboard engine jamming in-flight and the pilots not properly responding to the failure.
On 14 September 2008, Aeroflot Flight 821 crashes into a ravine next to a railway line while on final approach toPerm International AirportinPerm, Russia, in poor weather conditions, killing all 88 people on board. The investigation concluded that the pilots sufferedspatial disorientation.
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