DISASTER PHOTO GALLERIES

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  • Tree Strike Terror show

    Tree Strike Terror

    Facing a severe thunderstorm and a control tower shutdown, American Airlines 1572 suffers double-engine failure on final...

  • Turboprop Terror show

    Turboprop Terror

    After a turboprop crashes in North Carolina, investigators resort to a risky test flight—and uncover an industry-wide safety...

  • Pitch Black show

    Pitch Black

    An Illinois turboprop crashes in bad weather, and investigators eventually uncover a fatal assumption and deadly decision.

  • Terror Over Michigan show

    Terror Over Michigan

    After a Boeing 727’s near-fatal nosedive over Michigan, investigators risk their own lives to determine why TWA Flight 841...

  • Cockpit Killer show

    Cockpit Killer

    LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470 is headed for Luanda, Angola, when it disappears from radar. Rangers in a remote Namibian...

  • Stormy Cockpit show

    Stormy Cockpit

    Taking off during a major storm, a brand-new 737 falls from the sky over West Africa, and an international group of...

  • Slam Dunk show

    Slam Dunk

    When United Express Flight 6291 crashed on final approach just a mile from the runway investigators were left with just...

  • Runway Runoff show

    Runway Runoff

    After Continental Airlines Flight 1404 careens off the runway and crashes in flames, investigators are left to determine what...

  • Lethal Limits show

    Lethal Limits

    When a Aeroflot Nord Flight 821 crashes onto the trans-Siberian railway, those investigating make a series of shocking...

  • Kathmandu Descent show

    Kathmandu Descent

    A Pakistani airliner crashes in the Himalayas. And when their most vital piece of evidence fails to deliver, investigators...

  • Meltdown Over Kathmandu show

    Meltdown Over Kathmandu

    Landing at one of the world's most challenging airports, a passenger plane comes in like a fighter jet, skids off the runway,...

  • Explosive Touchdown show

    Explosive Touchdown

    After a routine landing, a Taiwanese commuter plane is rocked by a massive explosion. The resulting inferno destroys the...

  • Deadly Distraction show

    Deadly Distraction

    En route to Salt Lake City, Delta Airlines Flight 1141 crashes just moments after lifting off from Dallas-Fort Worth airport...

  • Dead of Winter show

    Dead of Winter

    En route to Boise, Idaho, Continental Airlines Flight 1713 barely lifts off the ground before its banks sharply and crashes.

  • Icy Descent show

    Icy Descent

    En route to Comodora, on the Patagonian coast, SOL Airlines Flight 5428 nosedives into a remote desert, instantly killing...

  • No Warning show

    No Warning

    A turboprop commuter plane is approaching a remote airport in Papua, Indonesia, when it mysteriously disappears. Billowing...

  • River Runaway show

    River Runaway

    On 16 January 2002, as Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 approached its destination, it encountered severe thunderstorms resulting...

  • Runway Breakup show

    Runway Breakup

    En route from Bogota to the tiny Caribbean island of San Andres, Aires Flight 8250 is rocked by a major tropical storm. And...

  • Lethal Turn show

    Lethal Turn

    Amid thick smoke from a forest fire, Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 approached the airport on the island of Sumatra. But just...

  • Cabin Catastrophe show

    Cabin Catastrophe

    A mid-air explosion rocks Southwest Airlines 1380. While pilots struggle to regain control, flight attendants make a...