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  • THE INDESTRUCTIBLES

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Experience astonishing near-death experiences including a nearly five kilometre freefall, a helicopter crash and an SUV that topples a pedestrian.

When you see the footage, it is hard to believe anyone survived

But they did, and some would call it a miracle

And behind each of these stories is an unexpected scientific explanation. 

The Indestructibles explores mind-blowing, catastrophic events that seemingly should have ended in death but left survivors wondering how they could possibly still be alive.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • The Indestructibles: High Speek Bike Crash
    The bike of Professional downhill speed biker Eric Barone broke into two while racing down a volcano in Nicaragua at a speed of 108 mph. How did he survive such an accident?
  • The Indestructibles: 15,000 Foot Freefall
    With thousands of jumps under his belt, Michael Holmes a skydiving instructor jumped from 15,000 ft. His parachute did not open and he plummeted to earth at 155 miles per hour. Yet he survived!
  • The Indestructibles: Seven Minutes Underwear
  • The Indestructibles: Basketball-Playing Robot
  • The Indestructibles: Mauled by lions
    At the Wellington Zoo, a routine feeding ritual goes horribly wrong when two young male lions attack the zookeeper, hooking their teeth into his neck. Despite the injuries, he survives.
  • The Indestructibles: World's Weirdest Bike
  • The Indestructibles: Seven minutes under water
    Rob Baird, a kayaker, is trapped and underwater. After several rescue attempts, he is finally freed, but not before he has been underwater for 7 minutes - too long for a human body to survive.
  • The Indestructibles: 15000 foot freefall
    With thousands of jumps under his belt, Michael Holmes a skydiving instructor jumped from 15,000 ft. His parachute did not open and he plummeted to earth at 155 miles per hour. Yet he survived!
  • The Indestructibles: Lawn Mower Hovercraft
  • The Indestructibles: Crushed by a SUV
    Dayton, Ohio. May 23rd, 2004. It starts as a typical spring day for Dayton resident Scott Tegtmeyer who is strolling toward downtown. Suddenly, a horrific scene unfolds. Two drivers collide in an intersection sending one vehicle flying right towards Scott. With no time to escape, Scott becomes the human target of a three thousand pound airborne SUV and gets crushed to the ground. Witnesses are convinced the devastating impact cost his life. The entire terrifying scene is caught on tape by a red light enforcement camera. The video leaves no doubt; any survival would be against all odds. With a team of crash experts and scientists, we apply the most sophisticated tools to answer the question: How could any person survive that? We investigate the most jaw dropping crash survivals that were caught on tape from around the world; recreating lethal scenarios in full scale crash tests and use cutting edge technology to determine how Scott Tegtmeyer survived.
  • The Indestructibles: Baby Car Crash
    Surveillance cameras record what happens when a car drives directly towards the family - giving the family no time to react and leaving them directly in the path of this roaring rampage.
  • The Indestructibles: High speed bike crash
    The bike of Professional downhill speed biker Eric Barone broke into two while racing down a volcano in Nicaragua at a speed of 108 mph. How did he survive such an accident?
  • The Indestructibles: Lost at sea
    After being swept off into the wild surf by a giant wave, Hugh Alexander feared the worst when he was pounded by huge waves in a deadly volcanic cliff in Hawaii. How did he survive?
  • The Indestructibles: Water Cannon On Wheels
  • The Indestructibles: Electrocuted Skydiver
    A skydiving adventure goes horribly wrong when Scott Lutz's main parachute separates and flies off during his sky dive. Even though he manages to open his rescue parachute, the directions of instructors cause him to crash into a high-voltage power line. Miraculously, Scott escapes with only minor injuries and makes a full recovery. This episode of The Indestructibles answers two key questions: What caused Scott to steer his parachute straight into a high-voltage power line, and how in the world did he survive a 12 thousand-volt shock? An electric safety expert and a behavioral psychologist perform spectacular experiments that get to the heart of this shocking mystery.
  • The Indestructibles: Flying car crash
  • The Indestructibles: Helicopter crash
    The helicopter carrying Reporter Andrew Torres and pilot Russ Mowry spins out of control at 800 feet, and crashes onto a Brooklyn rooftop in a devastating heap. How could they survive this crash?
  • The Indestructibles: 15000 Foot Free Fall
    With thousands of jumps under his belt, Michael Holmes a skydiving instructor jumped from 15,000 ft. His parachute did not open and he plummeted to earth at 155 miles per hour. Yet he survived!
  • The Indestructibles: Crushed by an SUV
    A violent collision sent a 3000-pound SUV flying towards pedestrian Scott Tegtmeyer, crushing him to the ground. The witnesses were convinced that the devastating impact took his life. But it did not!
  • The Indestructibles: Episode 1
  • The Indestructibles: Seven minutes underwater
  • The Indestructibles: Mauled by the Lions
  • The Indestructibles: Electrocuted Sky Diver
  • The Indestructibles: Electrocuted Skydiver
    Watch life flash before your eyes in these miraculous survival stories, featuring death-defying footage of some truly astonishing accidents.
  • The Indestructibles: Caught in the Act 5 -Part 2
  • The Indestructibles: Ultimate Rock Crawler
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