Whether it involves an everyday train journey, an international flight or a climbing expedition, every disaster has its cause, but few understand the chain of events that trigger them.
Explore intriguing investigations into some of the world’s most famous headline-grabbing catastrophes.
Seconds From Disaster features in-depth reconstructions and astonishing insights into some truly momentous moments of misfortune.
- Seconds From Disaster: Jonestown Cult SuicideRevealing how US congressman Leo Ryan exposed the true horror behind Reverend Jim Jones' religious community deep in the Guyanese jungle.
- Seconds From Disaster: Fire In The CockpitRelive the final moments onboard Swissair Flight 111, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Canada in September 1998.
- Seconds From Disaster: Black Hawk DownExamining the US Army's botched 1993 mission to capture key lieutenants in warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's clan in Mogadishu, Somalia.
- Seconds From Disaster: Tragedy on EverestRevealing how nine climbers lost their lives on Mount Everest in 1996, in the deadliest two-day period of the mountain's history.
- Seconds From Disaster: Into The Death ZoneRevealing how nine climbers lost their lives on Mount Everest in 1996, in the deadliest two-day period of the mountain's history.
- Seconds From Disaster: Terrified Over TokyoIn the worst single-aircraft accident in aviation history, a Boeing 747 crashed into a mountain in 1985, killing 520 people. How did it happen?
- Seconds From Disaster: Runaway TrainOver 100 passengers lost their lives when a commuter train derailed and crashed into an apartment building in the Japanese city of Amagasaki.
- Seconds From Disaster: Nagasaki: The Forgotten BombAnalyse the controversial claim that the second atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki was essential to bringing a swift end to World War II.
- Seconds From Disaster: Sinking The CoventryNineteen sailors lost their lives when HMS Coventry was bombed in the Falklands War. Find out why the ship was unable to defend herself.
- Seconds From Disaster: Chinook Helicopter Crash25 members of the Northern Ireland intelligence community lost their lives in a helicopter crash in 1994. Was pilot error really to blame?
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