Next Episode of Air Crash Investigation is
Season 16 / Episode 8 and airs on 30 January 2017 08:30
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.
When the windshield fell off the cockpit of a BA flight after take-off and the pilot was sucked out, his co-pilot had to fight to land the plane.
When Flight ASA 529 crashed after one of its propellers failed, many of the passengers were killed. The cause of the failure was corrosion.
When an Air France Airbus was hijacked by four Algerian terrorists in 1994, the French authorities were left with no choice but to send in their special forces squad to kill the terrorists and free the passengers.
Seventy-one people died when two planes crashed into each other in mid-flight after receiving conflicting signals from air traffic control.
When the navigation system on American Airlines Flight 965 went wrong just before landing, the experienced pilots stalled and crashed.
Fog over New York City meant that many planes were delayed from landing. For Avianca Flight 052 the delay was too long and it crashed.
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