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When disaster strikes, every second counts. Take a fresh look at some of history's most notorious tragedies as this eye-opening series returns to explore their development frame-by-frame. Featuring expert analysis and groundbreaking revelations, we uncover the causes of these catastrophic events - and as a result whether they can be avoided in the future.9/11: On September 11, 2001, four planes changed America, and the world, forever. Nineteen men armed with small knives and boxcutters achieved a stunning blow against a global superpower. Before the dust settled, the largest criminal investigation in American history began. There were literally thousands of leads for the FBI counter-terrorism team to chase down. Evidence was scattered across three crash sites. But when the first major breakthrough in the investigation came, it was far from Ground Zero. Two bags belonging to Mohammed Atta – who had flown on American flight 11 –did not make it onto the flight out of Boston. Using this cache of damning evidence, FBI special agents pieced together a network of 19 hijackers in just 72 hours. All were linked to al-Qaeda.

The United States spends billions of dollars on its military and intelligence systems to safeguard its borders. But how did the most sophisticated security network in the world fail to stop this threat? Now, by rewinding the events of that day and by going deep into the investigation, Seconds from Disaster: 9/11 hears from those working on the ground, and in the air, to stop the terrorists and reveals the catalogue of errors that left America wide-open to the most devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil in the nation’s history.


  • Seconds From Disaster: Mumbai Massacre
    Seconds from Disaster reveals the failings that allowed 10 terrorists free reign - killing at will - for nearly 3 horrifying days in Mumbai's luxury Trident Oberoi hotel.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Into The Death Zone
    An expert on altitude will examine the dangers posed by climbing at a high altitude and reveals weather data that may have contributed to the tragedy.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Fukushima
    An international nuclear expert will investigate what happened at Fukushima and see what, if anything, could have been done to prevent it.
  • Seconds From Disaster: The Bismarck
    The Royal Navy's battle with Bismarck is a pivotal point in WWII. Naval historian studies this battle and finds out the reasons for Bismarck's fate.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Mountain Tsunami
    In 1960 construction of Europe's tallest dam is completed in Italy. But in 1963, it created a tsunami 200 meters high killing more than 2000 people.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Waco Cult
    We counts down to the moment fire breaks out and investigates if the deaths were led by charismatic cult leader or killed by murderous Federal agents.
  • Seconds From Disaster: The Deepwater Horizon
    We investigates the series of decisions and failings that culminated in the catastrophe and the world's biggest accidental marine oil spill.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Jonestown Cult Suicide
    We reveal how Reverend Jim Jones led over 900 US citizens to their deaths, in what became one of the most famous cases of mass suicide in history.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Fire In The Cockpit
    We take you back to the final moments on board Swissair Flight 111, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean with no survivors on September 2, 1998.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Black Hawk Down
    This episode examines the US Army’s botched 1993 mission of capturing key lieutenants in warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s clan in Somalia.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Into The Death Zone
    Dr. Jeremy Windsor reveals 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 Tokyo
    This episode examines the causes of the deadliest single-aircraft accident in history - the crash of flight JAL123 that killed 520 people on board.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Runaway Train
    This episode investigates who is to blame for the Amagasaki train crash and sees how the evidences lead to an astonishing conclusion.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Nagasaki- The Forgotten Bomb
    This episode analyzes 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: Nagasaki - The Forgotten Bomb
    This episode analyzes 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: Norway Massacre
    Follow the officials as they determine how and why a lone gunman committed one of the worst terrorist atrocities in Europe since World War II.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Sinking The Coventry
    HMS Coventry, a Type 42 guided-missile destroyer is on operations with HMS Broadsword. They are tasked with shooting down Argentinian jets.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Sinking The Coventry
    Find out why the HMS Coventry was unable to defend herself when facing a low-level attack from Argentinian jets in the Falklands War.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Chinook Helicopter Crash
    The transport of members of the Northern Ireland security and intelligence community from RAF Aldergrove ended when the Chinook crashed.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Chinook Helicopter Crash
    This episode sees how investigators unravel the truth behind the 1994 Mull of Kintyre RAF Chinook crash, the RAF’s worst peacetime accident.