Air Crash Investigation

Air Crash Investigation

2003 - 2016, Action, Other, Transport
Looking in-depth at the reasons behind recent high-profile air disasters. Using re-enactments, news footage, witness accounts, and computer graphics
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Episode Guide

  • Air Crash Investigation - Getting Out Alive (Season 13 Episode 11)
    Season 13 Episode 11:

    Getting Out Alive

    Air accident survival stories; keeping passengers and crews alive when disaster strikes.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Titanic in the Sky (Season 13 Episode 10)
    Season 13 Episode 10:

    Titanic in the Sky

    An emergency landing is forced by pilots after an engine explodes.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Into the Eye of the Storm (Season 13 Episode 9)
    Season 13 Episode 9:

    Into the Eye of the Storm

    Hugo, a Category 5 hurricane, threatens to rip a plane apart.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Imperfect Pitch (Season 13 Episode 8)
    Season 13 Episode 8:

    Imperfect Pitch

    A passenger plane plunges into the sea during an in-flight test.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Terror in Paradise (Season 13 Episode 7)
    Season 13 Episode 7:

    Terror in Paradise

    A seven-minute island-hop from Moorea to Tahiti ends in disaster.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Massacre Over The Mediterranean (Season 13 Episode 6)
    Season 13 Episode 6:

    Massacre Over The Mediterranean

    An Italian passenger plane is blown out of the sky.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Queens Catastrophe (Season 13 Episode 5)
    Season 13 Episode 5:

    Queens Catastrophe

    A plane crash in New York just two months after 9/11.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Tragedy on the Potomac (Season 13 Episode 4)
    Season 13 Episode 4:

    Tragedy on the Potomac

    A plane plunges into the frozen Potomac River in 1982.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Lost In Translation (Season 13 Episode 3)
    Season 13 Episode 3:

    Lost In Translation

    The crash of a small commuter jet in Switzerland has plenty of clues but not enough concrete answers.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Speed Trap (Season 13 Episode 2)
    Season 13 Episode 2:

    Speed Trap

    A deadly midair collision between a commercial airliner and a F-4 Phantom reveals a lack of communication.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Fight to the Death (Season 13 Episode 1)
    Season 13 Episode 1:

    Fight to the Death

    A poisonous cockpit may have caused the 1972 crash of British European Airlines Flight 548.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Vanished (Season 12 Episode 13)
    Season 12 Episode 13:

    Vanished

    The disappearance of Air France Flight 447 over the Atlantic Ocean launches one of the most difficult investigations ever.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Seconds to Survive (Season 12 Episode 12)
    Season 12 Episode 12:

    Seconds to Survive

    When Santa Barbara Airlines Flight 518 crashes in the Andes Mountains, it pushes rescuers and investigators to the limit.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Subtle Incapacitation (Season 12 Episode 11)
    Season 12 Episode 11:

    Subtle Incapacitation

    After Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea just moments after taking off from Beirut, investigators reach a controversial conclusion.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Death of the President (Season 12 Episode 10)
    Season 12 Episode 10:

    Death of the President

    Suspicions run deep after Polish president Lech Kaczynski is killed when his plane crashes in heavy fog on approach to a Russian airport.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Lokomotiv Hockey Team Disaster (Season 12 Episode 9)
    Season 12 Episode 9:

    Lokomotiv Hockey Team Disaster

    When a top Russian hockey team is wiped out when their plane crashes during takeoff, the nation's president demands answers.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Focused on Failure (Season 12 Episode 8)
    Season 12 Episode 8:

    Focused on Failure

    Experts investigate the shocking crash of United Airlines Flight 173 in which all four engines failed resulting in the death of ten people in Oregon.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Catastrophe at O'Hare (Season 12 Episode 7)
    Season 12 Episode 7:

    Catastrophe at O'Hare

    After 273 people are killed when an engine falls off, the FAA grounds every DC-10 in America while investigators try to figure out why one of the most popular planes in the sky broke apart.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Grand Canyon Disaster (Season 12 Episode 6)
    Season 12 Episode 6:

    Grand Canyon Disaster

    A mid-air collision sending two planes crashing into the Grand Canyon shows a problem that threatens the safety of the aviation system.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Blind Landing (Season 12 Episode 5)
    Season 12 Episode 5:

    Blind Landing

    After a violent hailstorm brings down a plane in the middle of the Amazon, the investigation is compromised by local villagers.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Pushed to the Limit (Season 12 Episode 4)
    Season 12 Episode 4:

    Pushed to the Limit

    A SilkAir 737 crashes in the rainforests of Indonesia and the reason why is disturbing.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Caution to the Wind (Season 12 Episode 3)
    Season 12 Episode 3:

    Caution to the Wind

    While taking off in a tropical storm, a Singapore Airlines flight crashes at Taipei's Chang Kai-shek Airport.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Fire in the Hold (Season 12 Episode 2)
    Season 12 Episode 2:

    Fire in the Hold

    A ValuJet bursts into flames and crashes in the Florida Everglades which reignites a controversy that rocks the FAA.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Fight for Control (Season 12 Episode 1)
    Season 12 Episode 1:

    Fight for Control

    A lost propeller rips open a Reeve Aleutian Airlines fuselage causing decompression and jamming the control column.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Impossible Landing (Season 11 Episode 13)
    Season 11 Episode 13:

    Impossible Landing

    A shocking look at the fate of United Airlines Flight 232 which crashed into Sioux City's runway in 1989 causing a subsequent explosion that left 111 people dead.

  • Air Crash Investigation - The Invisible Plane (Season 11 Episode 12)
    Season 11 Episode 12:

    The Invisible Plane

    SAS Flight 686 takes off from Milan's Linate Airport and moments later collides with a Cessna on the runway.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Nowhere to Land (Season 11 Episode 11)
    Season 11 Episode 11:

    Nowhere to Land

    Pilots of TACA Flight 110 make a remarkable landing on a narrow levee, but investigators must find out why the engines in a brand new plane failed.

  • Air Crash Investigation - I'm the Problem (Season 11 Episode 10)
    Season 11 Episode 10:

    I'm the Problem

    Moments before a Pacific Southwest flight crashes in California, gunshots are heard in the cabin and the FBI investigates.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Under Pressure (Season 11 Episode 9)
    Season 11 Episode 9:

    Under Pressure

    On July 11, 1991, the crew of Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 unsuccessfully tries to return to the airport after a burst tire creates an in-flight fire which causes 247 Nigerian pilgrims and 14 crew to perish.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Blind Spot (Season 11 Episode 8)
    Season 11 Episode 8:

    Blind Spot

    In 1978, PSA Flight 182 collides with a Cessna and crashes into a San Diego residential area killing everyone on both planes and seven people on the ground.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Bad Attitude (Season 11 Episode 7)
    Season 11 Episode 7:

    Bad Attitude

    Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509 crashes shortly after take off from London Stansted Airport on December 22, 1999.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Turning Point (Season 11 Episode 6)
    Season 11 Episode 6:

    Turning Point

    A Northwest Airlines flight cruising above the Bering Sea before problems develop and pilots must make an emergency landing in Anchorage.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Breakup Over Texas (Season 11 Episode 5)
    Season 11 Episode 5:

    Breakup Over Texas

    Near the end of its flight, Continental Express Flight 2574 suffers wing damage and goes into a dive falling out of the sky.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Munich Air Disaster (Season 11 Episode 4)
    Season 11 Episode 4:

    Munich Air Disaster

    A plane with members of the Manchester United football team crashes while heading home from Yugoslavia, killing 23 aboard.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Split Decision (Season 11 Episode 3)
    Season 11 Episode 3:

    Split Decision

    Arrow Air Flight 1285 with 248 American soldiers on board crashes seconds after refueling in Newfoundland.

  • Air Crash Investigation - The Plane That Flew Too High (Season 11 Episode 2)
    Season 11 Episode 2:

    The Plane That Flew Too High

    West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes down killing 160 people in 2005 ultimately leading to the bankruptcy of the troubled airline.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Deadly Reputation (Season 11 Episode 1)
    Season 11 Episode 1:

    Deadly Reputation

    On July 17, 2007, TAM Airlines Flight 3054 slides off runway 35L at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, and crashes at high speed into a warehouse adjacent to a petrol station killing nearly 200 people.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Pilot Betrayed (Season 10 Episode 6)
    Season 10 Episode 6:

    Pilot Betrayed

    Both engines of Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751 fail upon takeoff in winter conditions.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Hudson River Runway (Season 10 Episode 5)
    Season 10 Episode 5:

    Hudson River Runway

    United Airlines Flight 1549 loses thrust after takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport after colliding with a flock of birds.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Dead Tired (Season 10 Episode 4)
    Season 10 Episode 4:

    Dead Tired

    A Continental Connections plane stalls and crashes into a suburban home on its approach to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Cockpit Failure (Season 10 Episode 3)
    Season 10 Episode 3:

    Cockpit Failure

    Minutes before they're scheduled to land in Zurich, the pilots of a routine passenger flight can't find the runway. They abort and power up the engines in order to climb, but they are too late.

  • Air Crash Investigation - The Heathrow Enigma (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    The Heathrow Enigma

    British Airways Flight 38 sustains double engine failure and crashes on Heathrow Airport's tarmac.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Who's In Control? (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    Who's In Control?

    Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crashes as it approaches Schiphol Airport.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Cracks in the System (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    Cracks in the System

    Chalk's Ocean Airways flight 101 crashes just after take-off from Watson Island in Miami on December 19, 2005, killing 20 people.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Invisible Mountain (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    Invisible Mountain

    An Air Inter flight crashes into the Vosges Mountains while attempting to land killing most of the 96 passengers.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Cold Case (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Cold Case

    Two similar plane crashes in Ontario and New York prompt an investigation which determines that the source of the crashes was due to a design flaw on the wings of the planes, both Fokker F28s.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Target is Destroyed (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Target is Destroyed

    During the Cold War, Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by a fighter jet when it violates Soviet airspace.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Cleared for Disaster (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Cleared for Disaster

    A USAir plane becomes engulfed in flames just seconds after touching down in Los Angeles and firefighters make a horrifying discovery.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Pilot vs. Plane (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Pilot vs. Plane

    The maiden flight of the Airbus A320 turns to disaster, but it must be determined if it was the fault of the plane or pilot.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Alarming Silence (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Alarming Silence

    Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashes shortly after take-off in Detroit in 1987 proving to be one of the worst aviation disasters in American history.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Panic on the Runway (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Panic on the Runway

    On August 22nd, 1985, 55 people died aboard British Airtours flight 28M when its engine catches fire as it accelerates.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Cruel Skies (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Cruel Skies

    The U.S. Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City, MO., and the importance of accurate weather forecasting to the aviation industry.

  • Air Crash Investigation - System Breakdown (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    System Breakdown

    Five aviation disasters and the changes they have forced air-traffic controllers to make.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Frozen in Flight (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Frozen in Flight

    A twin-engine plane crashes while circling O'Hare in bad weather; ice on the wings is the cause.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Flight 574 - Lost (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Flight 574 - Lost

    Poor maintenance and crew training dooms Adam Air Flight 574 which disappears over the Java Sea.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Falling Fast (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Falling Fast

    Investigators discover a shocking mistake when pilots must ditch their plane in the Mediterranean, killing 14 of the 34 passengers.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Operation Babylift (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Operation Babylift

    Tragic story from the Vietnam War when over 250 children, who were being airlifted to safety on a US Air Force C5A Galaxy, died in a mysterious explosion.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Sight Unseen (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Sight Unseen

    The worst mid-air collision in aviation history involves Saudi Airways and Kazakhstan Airlines.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Blown Apart (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Blown Apart

    Partnair Flight 94, a charter from Oslo to Hamburg, crashes into the sea and kills all 55 people on board.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Lockerbie Disaster (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Lockerbie Disaster

    The destruction of a 747 and 270 deaths is caused by a pound of explosives on a Pan Am flight.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Scratching the Surface (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Scratching the Surface

    Investigators are stumped when China Airlines Flight 611 disappears from radar and all 225 passengers and crew are killed.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Gimli Glider (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Gimli Glider

    A pilot heads for a decommissioned air force base, not knowing it is hosting a weekend family event, when the passenger jet he is flying unexpectedly runs out of fuel.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Invisible Killer (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Invisible Killer

    Powerful winds send Delta Flight 191 crashing to the ground on the threshold of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Southern Storm (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Southern Storm

    Pilots of Southern Airways Flight 242 must try to land on a Georgia highway after the engines die and the windshield shatters.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Behind Closed Doors (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Behind Closed Doors

    A design fault leads to an explosion on a DC-10 and two years later the same design fault causes another tragedy.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Hijacked (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Hijacked

    A bomb explodes on Air India Flight 182 en route from Canada to India causing it to disintegrate over the coast of Ireland.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Phantom Strike (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Phantom Strike

    In September 2006, a brand-new Legacy business jet collides with a Boeing 737 over the Amazon Rain Forest.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Fatal Distraction (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Fatal Distraction

    Pilots of Eastern Airline Flight 401 try to determine why both landing-gear lights do not function, tragically distracting them.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Mixed Signals (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Mixed Signals

    Conflicting alarms confuse pilots of Birgenair Flight 301 before it crashes into the ocean with no survivors.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Air India: Explosive Evidence (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Air India: Explosive Evidence

    After Air India Flight 182 disappears from radar, it is found in pieces in the North Atlantic.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Dead Weight (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Dead Weight

    Air Midwest Flight 5481 plane plummets to the ground just after take off killing all on board and injuring one on the ground.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Fanning the Flames (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Fanning the Flames

    A complex recovery operation is launched to find out if a 747 which disappeared into the Indian Ocean was carrying illegal weapons.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Who's Flying the Plane? (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Who's Flying the Plane?

    Aviation disasters that resulted from problems with autopilots and computerized systems.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Fatal Flaw (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Fatal Flaw

    Small problems can result in deadly consequences.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Ripped Apart (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Ripped Apart

    Some design innovations evolve as a result of terrible air disasters.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Ghost Plane (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Ghost Plane

    The worst crash in Greek aviation history occurs in 2005 when all 121 people on board Helios Airways Flight 522 lose consciousness.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Vertigo (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Vertigo

    Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea shortly after take-off, killing all 148 people on board.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Fog of War (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Fog of War

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown and 34 others are killed in 1996 when their Air Force 737 crashes on a mountain in Croatia.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Out of Sight (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Out of Sight

    A 1986 midair crash between Aeroméxico Flight 498 and Piper Archer N4891F near Los Angeles results in the creation of a collision-avoidance system.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Panic Over the Pacific (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Panic Over the Pacific

    A lack of sleep may have been behind a series of mistakes causing China Airlines flight 006 to fall 30,000 feet in just two minutes.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Hidden Danger (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Hidden Danger

    Mystery surrounds two 737 crashes until USAir Flight 427's near miss gives investigators the information to solve the case.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Final Approach (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Final Approach

    Korean Airlines Flight 801 overshoots a runway during the final approach for a night landing and crashes into a hillside on Aug. 6, 1997.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Fire Fight (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Fire Fight

    When fire erupted aboard Air Canada Flight 797, the pilot made an emergency landing; flames engulfed the plane when the doors opened, killing half of the passengers.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Falling From the Sky (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Falling From the Sky

    On a flight to Australia, all four of British Airways Flight 009's engines fail, causing the jet to glide.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Desperate Escape (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Desperate Escape

    In 2005, Air France Flight 358 crashes after landing, causing an engine fire and leaving the 300 plus people aboard only seconds to escape.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Crash of the Century (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Crash of the Century

    Two fully loaded jumbo airliners sustain 583 casualties despite not having left the ground.

  • Air Crash Investigation - African Hijack (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    African Hijack

    When three hijackers ordered an Ethiopian plane to fly to Australia, the pilot tricked them by flying south along the African coast, with deadly consequences.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Runaway Train (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Runaway Train

    A freight train leaves the track in a small town, plowing through homes and severing a petroleum pipeline which goes undiscovered until its explosion two weeks later.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Collision Course (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Collision Course

    A ferry carrying 533 people from Athens, Greece to the island of Paros crashes into an outcrop of rocks and sinks.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Head-On Collision (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Head-On Collision

    A reckless train conductor ignores caution lights and speeds through an intersection, causing a collision with a passenger train.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Kid in the Cockpit (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Kid in the Cockpit

    A Russian pilot allowed his teenage son to take control of Aeroflot Flight 593, setting in motion a chain of events that caused the deaths of 70 people.

  • Air Crash Investigation - EgyptAir 990 (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    EgyptAir 990

    EgyptAir Flight 990 suddenly crashes into the sea killing all 217 people aboard causing controversy over whether it was intentional or a mechanical malfunction.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Helicopter Down (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Helicopter Down

    In 1995, a chopper carrying 18 people to a North Sea oil platform crashes; miraculously, everyone onboard survived in a life raft.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Mistaken Identity (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Mistaken Identity

    A high-tech American gunship stationed in the Persian Gulf shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 carrying 290 people when its systems confuse it with an Iranian fighter.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Bomb on Board (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Bomb on Board

    On December 11, 1994, a terrorist bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, yet only one passenger dies.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Suicide Attack (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Suicide Attack

    The crew of a FedEx plane that was skyjacked shortly after takeoff struggles to control the plane and the perpetrator, a disgruntled employee.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Out of Control (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Out of Control

    JAL Flight 123's steering system stops working 12 minutes after takeoff, causing the plane to crash into the side of a mountain and kill 520 people in 1985.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Attack Over Baghdad (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Attack Over Baghdad

    The crew of DHL Flight OO-LL must land the plane using only the engines to control the craft when a left wing explodes causing the plane to lose hydraulic pressure.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Hanging by a Thread (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Hanging by a Thread

    A short flight from Maui to Honolulu turns into a nightmare for the passengers and crew of Aloha Flight 243 when the plane loses a chunk of its roof.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Deadly Delay (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Deadly Delay

    Avianca Flight 052 circles over New York City for 77 minutes before running out of gas and crashing into a Long Island hillside.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Crash on the Mountain (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Crash on the Mountain

    American Airlines flight 965 from Miami to Cali, Colombia, experiences problems with its computerized navigation, causing the plane to crash into a mountain.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Mid-Air Collision (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Mid-Air Collision

    In July 2002, a passenger plane and cargo plane collide after the passenger plane receives conflicting instructions from air traffic control and the aircraft's anti-collision equipment.

  • Air Crash Investigation - The Killing Machine (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Killing Machine

    A group of terrorists seize Air France Flight 8969 and start killing the passengers with the intention of exploding the plane over the Eiffel Tower.

  • Air Crash Investigation - One Wing Flight (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    One Wing Flight

    Corrosion causes a propeller on Flight ASA 529 to fail; crew and passengers die in the fire while attempting to escape.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Ripped Apart (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Ripped Apart

    On June 10, 1990, the crew of British Airways Flight 111 faces a desperate situation when the plane's windshield pops off, sucking the pilot through the opening.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Cutting Corners (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Cutting Corners

    Shortly after takeoff, the horizontal stabilizer of Air Alaska Flight 261 malfunctions, causing the plane to dive into the ocean.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Flying Blind (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Flying Blind

    The crew relies on malfunctioning airspeed and altitude indicators to make an emergency landing which ends in disaster for Aeroperú Flight 603.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Fiery Landing (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Fiery Landing

    A fire and electrical failure on Swissair Flight 111 ends in tragedy, with the plane crashing into the Atlantic, killing all 229 passengers and crew on board.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Flying on Empty (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Flying on Empty

    When a large commercial jet runs out of fuel, catastrophe often results.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Ripped From the Sky (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Ripped From the Sky

    The investigation of United Airlines Flight 811, which lost five rows of seats and nine passengers when the cargo door opened while in flight.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Racing the Storm (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Racing the Storm

    Pilots decide to try to outrun a storm in order to stick to their strict schedule.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Vertigo (Episode 74)
    Episode 74:

    Vertigo

    An examination of the crash over the Red Sea in January 2004.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Fire Fight (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    Fire Fight

    A mechanical problem aboard an Air Canada plane turns into an all-out emergency six miles in the air.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Falling From the Sky (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    Falling From the Sky

    A British Airways flight to Australia in 1982 crashes into the Indian Ocean.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Panic Over the Pacific (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    Panic Over the Pacific

    A miraculous rescue is launched after a 747 plummets toward the Pacific.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Hidden Danger (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    Hidden Danger

    After getting lost in a storm, a plane crash-lands in Guam.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Missed Approach (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Missed Approach

    A plane crash lands in Guam after losing sight of the airport in a storm.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Miracle Escape (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Miracle Escape

    Passengers and crew escape a jet that skid off the runway before catching fire.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Ocean Landing (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Ocean Landing

    Pilots aboard a hijacked plane are forced to attempt an emergency landing at sea.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Kid in the Cockpit (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    Kid in the Cockpit

    A pilot's decision to let his 15-year-old son fly has disastrous consequences on a commercial flight.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Death and Denial (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    Death and Denial

    The worst air crash in Egypt's history is investigated and one pilot's deadly intentions.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Helicopter Down (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    Helicopter Down

    A helicopter carrying oil workers to an offshore drilling platform crashes.

  • Air Crash Investigation - The Plane That Vanished (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    The Plane That Vanished

    Adam Air Flight 574 crashes into the Java Sea after leaving Indonesia on New Year's Day 2007.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Deadly Components (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Deadly Components

    Faulty maintenance can have deadly consequences.

  • Air Crash Investigation - Falling Fast

    Falling Fast

    A turbo prop plane is forced to land in the sea; criminal charges are filed for a faulty fuel gauge.

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