Air Crash Investigation

Thursday 16.10

The Deadly Crash in Madrid

Season 14
02:54

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Synopsis

Every time a plane crashes, the world takes notice. And so do the experts whose job it isto figure out what happened. Air Crash Investigation 16 uncovers the truth behind the most legendary aviation disasters, and every episode features eyewitness accounts, captivating reenactments, state-of-the-art CGI, and interviews with the investigators who ultimately determined what went wrong.

Clips

Episodes

  • Nuts And Bolts

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    Moments after taking off from a California airport, an American cargo plane needs to make an emergency landing. The pilots manage to bring their DC-8 to within sight of the runway, but the crippled plane crashes into an automobile salvage yard one mile east of the airport.

  • Blown Away

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    After circling above the Taiwan Strait to wait out a passing cyclone, TransAsia Flight 222 crashes on the Taiwanese resort island of Penghu. The media claims the storm is to blame, but the evidence soon points investigators in a different direction. Six months into the investigation, the airline is hit with a second accident. And that's when investigators uncover a systemic problem with fatal consequences.

  • Deadly Distraction

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

  • Deadly Airspace

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    A commercial airliner goes down over a warzone in eastern Ukraine. The evidence indicates the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

  • Deadly Display

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    On a high-stakes demonstration flight in Indonesia, a Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet slams into a mountain killing everyone on board. It's one of the most challenging salvage operations Indonesian investigators have ever faced.

  • Deadly Mission

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    In California's Mojave Desert, Virgin Galactic test pilots are at the controls of a revolutionary aircraft designed for sub-orbital flight.

  • Free Fall

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    En route from Singapore to Perth, Qantas Airways Flight 72 takes a sudden nosedive over the Indian Ocean. Sudden G-forces are so violent passengers are lifted out of their seats. A series of over-speed and stall warnings flood the cockpit display, and it's clear something is terribly wrong. An experienced fighter pilot, the captain manages to safely land the plane. It's up to Australian investigators to uncover the mysterious and potentially deadly malfunction that's putting one of the world's most popular planes at risk.

  • Deadly Inclination

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    On its final approach to Zurich, Alitalia Flight 404 plows into a forested hillside killing everyone on board. Checking the DC-9's radar track, Swiss investigators immediately notice the aircraft was flying too low. But closer analysis of the evidence only deepens the mystery. Did a hidden flaw in the navigation system lead two pilots down a deadly path?

  • Deadly Go Round

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    Just minutes from touching down, China Airlines Flight 140 falls out of the sky at Japan's Nagoya Airport. By morning, investigators are already sifting through the charred debris on the runway, but what they find only deepens the mystery. At first it looks as though the pilots are entirely to blame for the disaster, but by the end of the exhaustive two-year investigation, it's clear the causes are far more complex.

  • Dead of Winter

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    En route to Boise, Idaho, Continental Airlines Flight 1713 is delayed on the tarmac in Denver where controllers struggle to keep departures on schedule amid heavy snow. When the plane is finally cleared for take-off, the DC-9 barely lifts off the ground before its banks sharply and crashes. Investigators find nothing wrong with the aircraft itself, but what they eventually uncover changes commercial flight forever.