Air Crash Investigation investigates recent air disasters to uncover how and why they happened. It takes viewers on bard six different flights in trouble, recreating the tension and the pressure in the cockpit and cabin. These expertly crafted dramatic re-enactments are based on transcripts of recovered cockpit voice recordings and survivor testimonies. News footage, interviews, and computer graphics all shed light on the safety issues at the heart of aviation industry controversies.


  • Air Crash Investigation: Peril over Portugal
    A Martinair flight crashes in Portugal amid thunderstorms and heavy rain, and when investigators piece together the evidence the mystery only deepens.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Stealth Bomber Down
    When a two-billion-dollar Stealth Bomber crashes in Guam, it’s up to the US Air Force to investigate the most expensive aviation accident of all time.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Double Trouble
    Rocked by an explosion that rips both right wing engines off the wing, the pilots of Transair 671 manage a miraculous landing at a French military airfield.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Pacific Plunge
    When Alaska Airlines Flight 261 suddenly nosedives into the Pacific, investigators uncover a critical maintenance issue with deadly implications.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Terror Over Michigan
    After a Boeing 727’s near-fatal nosedive over Michigan, investigators risk their own lives to determine why TWA Flight 841 fell out of the sky.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Tree Strike Terror
    Facing a severe thunderstorm and a control tower shutdown, American Airlines 1572 suffers double-engine failure on final approach into Windsor Locks Airport in Connecticut.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Pitch Black
    An Illinois turboprop crashes in bad weather, and investigators eventually uncover a fatal assumption and deadly decision.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Turboprop Terror
    After a turboprop crashes in North Carolina, investigators resort to a risky test flight—and uncover an industry-wide safety problem.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Loss of a Legend
    When basketball legend Kobe Bryant is killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles, investigators look for clues amid a global outpouring of grief.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Holding Pattern
    Flydubai Flight 981 nosedives into the runway at Russia’s Rostov airport. And investigators uncover one of the most lethal traps in aviation.