Next Episode of Air Crash Investigation is
Season 17 / Episode 2 and airs on 27 February 2017 22:30
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 16 January 2002, as Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 approached its destination, it encountered severe thunderstorms resulting in a flameout in both engines and electrical failure. Unable to even transmit a mayday, the pilots had no option but to ditch the plane into a shallow river.
On 28 December 2014 Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 departed Indonesia for Singapore with 162 people on board. An hour later, after requesting permission to deviate from their route to avoid thunderstorms, all communication with the plane was lost.
On 29 April 2013, a National Airlines cargo flight operating between the British military base in Afghanistan and Dubai crashed moments after a refuelling stop killing all crew onboard.
During a routine one-hour flight in December 1993, Northwest Airline Flight 5719 crashes in northern Minnesota, killing everyone on board. Was this a matter of an inexperienced pilot?
When commuter flight 3272 ends in a harrowing death spiral, it's up to investigators to determine the cause and prevent it from ever happening again. What they discovered was a danger the industry has known about for years.
Headed for South Korea's Gimhae International Airport, a Boeing 767 crashes into a hillside several miles from the runway. As the nation mourns its worst-ever air disaster, investigators are faced with very conflicting and concerning reports.
Just minutes after taking off from New York's JFK Airport, TWA Flight 800 is ripped apart by a massive explosion. With a possible terror attack on their hands, the FBI joins investigators from the NTSB in an urgent search for answers.
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