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DISASTER VIDEOS

  • Deadly Delay show

    Deadly Delay

    Fog over New York City meant that many planes were delayed from landing. Despite urgent messages from the crew, Avianca Flight...

    (02:17)
  • Desperate Dive show

    Desperate Dive

    A pilot struggles to control his passenger jet, at night, over the Red Sea. The plane seems to have a life of its own.

    (00:53)
  • Egypt Air 990 show

    Egypt Air 990

    Egypt Air flight 990 is over the Atlantic when it suddenly plunges towards the water, killing all 217 people on board.

    (02:13)
  • Hanging by a Thread show

    Hanging by a Thread

    A short island hop from Maui to Honolulu quickly turns into a nightmare for the crew and passengers aboard Aloha Flight 243....

    (02:18)
  • Miracle Escape show

    Miracle Escape

    In heavy wind and blinding rain the crew struggle to land a passenger plane.

    (01:02)
  • Crash on the Mountain show

    Crash on the Mountain

    When the navigation system on American Airlines Flight 965 went wrong just before landing, the experienced pilots stalled and...

    (02:21)
  • Cargo Conspiracy show

    Cargo Conspiracy

    Fire breaks out in the cargo hold of a 747 heading for South Africa and there’s only one way to clear the smoke – open the...

    (01:16)
  • Head on Collision show

    Head on Collision

    How had two crews that should have known each others position, ended in the world’s deadliest midair collision?

    (01:13)
  • Shattered in Seconds show

    Shattered in Seconds

    What caused China Airlines Flight 611 to crash? One piece of wreckage has the answers.

    (01:06)
  • Crash Investigation show

    Crash Investigation

    What caused the extra power surge during take-off?

    (03:02)
  • Munich Crash Investigation show

    Munich Crash Investigation

    What caused a sudden loss of speed for this flight?

    (02:59)
  • Downed Pilot show

    Downed Pilot

    A US fighter pilot was blown out of the air by a missile over Bosnia. He came down behind enemy lines and had to dodge Serbian...

    (02:24)
  • Dangerous Jobs: Marine Salvage Diver show

    Dangerous Jobs: Marine Salvage Diver

    Marine salvage is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Find out more as we speak to a real-life marine salvage diver.

    (03:15)
  • Slammed to the Ground show

    Slammed to the Ground

    Watch what happens when a routine landing turns into a sudden fight to the death.

    (00:56)
  • All Engines Failed show

    All Engines Failed

    More than 10kms above the Indian Ocean, all four engines of a BA 747 stop working

    (01:15)
  • Dead Weight show

    Dead Weight

    A packed commuter plane crashes to the ground shortly after take off, fire engulfs one of the main hangars at Charlotte...

    (01:11)
  • Racing the Storm show

    Racing the Storm

    A lethal combination of pilot error, the devastating effects of severe weather and a dangerous race to keep the plane on schedule.

    (01:49)
  • Cutting Corners show

    Cutting Corners

    Shortly after Air Alaska Flight 261 takes off from Puerto Vallarta, the horizontal stabilizer - which controls the angle of...

    (00:38)
  • Out of Control show

    Out of Control

    Investigators stumble over the reason behind the biggest single air crash in history, Japan Airlines Flight 123.

    (00:48)
  • The Plane that Wouldn’t Talk show

    The Plane that Wouldn’t Talk

    A Boeing 757 disappears from radar with 189 people on board, the plane’s wreckage is found at sea.

    (01:07)