Critical Situation

Critical Situation

2007 - 2008, History, Other
Exploring major world incidents.

Episode Guide

  • Critical Situation - Nightmare on Mt. Hood (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Nightmare on Mt. Hood

    A single missed step by a climber on Mount Hood, Ore., leads to one of America's worst-ever climbing disasters.

  • Critical Situation - Coal Mine Disaster (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Coal Mine Disaster

    In 2002 Pennsylvania, nine men become trapped in Quecreek mine when it floods, blocking the exit.

  • Critical Situation - Al Qaeda Ambush (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Al Qaeda Ambush

    Navy SEALs and Army Rangers struggle to survive while trying to rescue a comrade who has fallen from a helicopter in al-Qaida territory.

  • Critical Situation - Running Out of Air (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Running Out of Air

    Rescuers try to save the crew of a Russian navy minisub tangled in a discarded fishing net deep in the North Pacific before oxygen runs out.

  • Critical Situation - Assault on Entebbe (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Assault on Entebbe

    In 1976, terrorists hijack a flight and reroute it to Uganda, threatening to kill the passengers if dozens of Palestinian prisoners in Israel and elsewhere are not released.

  • Critical Situation - Moscow Siege (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Moscow Siege

    Chechen terrorists seize a Moscow theater and 850 hostages in October 2002, triggering a deadly siege.

  • Critical Situation - Killing Pablo (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Killing Pablo

    Efforts to assassinate drug dealer Pablo Escobar claim hundreds of lives.

  • Critical Situation - Hell on High Water (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Hell on High Water

    A violent storm hits the 54th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, leaving six sailors dead and many others injured.

  • Critical Situation - Downed Pilot (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Downed Pilot

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady eludes his would-be captors after his F-16 fighter jet is shot down by a missile over Bosnia on June 2, 1995.

  • Critical Situation - Apollo 13 (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Apollo 13

    The Apollo 13 mission turns perilous when an oxygen tank bursts on board two days after launch.

  • Critical Situation - Operation Certain Death (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Operation Certain Death

    In 2000 the British government sends its Special Air Service on a mission to rescue Royal Irish Rangers, ambushed by rebels.

  • Critical Situation - Taliban Uprising (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Taliban Uprising

    Imprisoned Taliban fighters rise violently against the pro-American Afghan army.

  • Critical Situation - North Hollywood Shootout (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    North Hollywood Shootout

    On Feb. 28, 1997, Los Angeles police officers confront two heavily armed bank robbers.

  • Critical Situation - Hunting Pablo Escobar (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Hunting Pablo Escobar

    The attempts to assassinate drug trafficker Pablo Escobar cost hundreds of lives.

  • Critical Situation - SAS Jungle Rescue (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    SAS Jungle Rescue

    In 2000, the British government sends the Special Air Service on a mission to help rescue members of the Royal Irish Rangers, ambushed by rebels.