Air Crash Investigation

Thursday 20:05 CAT

Promo Air Crash Investigation

Season 1
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Synopsis

Featuring news footage, interviews, and gripping reenactments, Mayday 9 investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why. And reveals the dark truth that aviation safety improves - one crash at a time.

Clips

Episodes

  • North Sea Nightmare

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    En route to the Shetland Islands, a high-tech turboprop is struck by lightning, temporarily blinding the crew and disabling their controls. The pilots declare a Mayday as the plane plunges into a terrifying nosedive. Just seconds before impact, they manage to regain control. And once they're safely on the ground, investigators uncover an unusual feature in the plane that plays a key role in this calamity.

  • Playing Catch Up

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    A private jet shuttling business passengers to Akron, Ohio slams into an apartment building less than two miles from the runway, instantly killing all nine people on board. Investigators scour the wreckage, but find few valuable clues. That is, until they plot the radar data and eventually uncover an erratic descent, a puzzling delay, and a tragic perfect storm.

    Next Showing
    Thursday 13 May at 19:45 CAT
    On National Geographic
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    Friday 14 May at 00:35 CAT
    On National Geographic
  • Tragic Takeoffs

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    An early-morning flight from Lexington, Kentucky ends in disaster when a twin-engine jet careens off the tarmac.

  • Grounded: Boeing Max 8

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    Indonesian investigators must determine why a Boeing 737 Max8-one of the best-selling new airplanes on Earth-plunged into the Java Sea.

    Next Showing
    Thursday 29 April at 20:00 CAT
    On National Geographic
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    Friday 30 April at 01:05 CAT
    On National Geographic
  • Cabin Catastrophe

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

    Next Showing
    Thursday 6 May at 19:45 CAT
    On National Geographic
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    Friday 7 May at 00:40 CAT
    On National Geographic
  • Meltdown Over Kathmandu

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

  • Mission Disaster

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    On a refuelling mission during the Gulf War, a US Air Force tanker plane loses two engines. The crew struggles to fly their damaged plane to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia without radio support. It’s up to a military investigator to figure out if mechanical failure or an act of war caused the spectacular blowout.

  • Caught In A Jam

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    On final approach through thick clouds, a commuter turboprop in New Zealand slams into hilly terrain. Rescuers struggle to locate the crash site while survivors’s lives hang in the balance. And then it’s up to investigators to figure out what went wrong. It’s clear there was a problem with the plane’s landing gear, but the search for an explanation inevitably leads them to the cockpit.