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Air Crash: Disasters Uncovered

Investigation into high-profile air disasters, re-creating events on disaster-hit flights, to uncover the causes of the crashes.


Season Season 2 Episode Guide

1 - Blow Out

Blow Out: Those aboard British Airways Flight 111 knew something was terribly wrong when there was a bang moments after take-off. Could the inexperienced co-pilot land the plane? (S2, ep 1)

2 - A Wounded Bird

Wounded Bird: Flight ASA 52 had to fly with one wing during a trip to Mississippi. With no option other than to crash land, it was touch and go whether anyone would survive. (S2, ep 2)

3 - Killing Machine

Killing Machine: In 1994, an Air France flight carrying 180 passengers was hijacked by terrorists. Their aim was to explode it over Paris. Could French special forces stop them? (S2, ep 3)

4 - Deadly Crossroads

Deadly Crossroads: Pilots of a Russian plane carrying school children are forced to make a life or death decision when they get caught in the path of a cargo plane. (S2, ep 4)

5 - Lost!

Lost!: The pilots were experienced and the navigation system was sophisticated, so why did delayed American Airlines Flight 965 fly into a mountain? Experts investigate. (S2, ep 5)

6 - Missing Over New York

Missing over New York: Seventy-three people were killed when a low-on-fuel flight was caught in a holding pattern over the Big Apple. Who or what was to blame for the tragedy? (S2, ep 6)

Season Season 3 Episode Guide

1 - Hanging By A Thread

Hanging by a Thread: A look at the events that led to the catastrophic blow-out that tore through Aloha Airlines Flight 243 en route to Hawaii. (S3, ep 1)

2 - Attack Over Baghdad

Attack over Baghdad: The three-man crew of DHL A300 battled against the plane's failing hydraulics as a routine mail flight turned into a fight for their lives. (S3, ep 2)

3 - Out Of Control

Out of Control. Minutes after take-off, the tail fin blows off a huge Boeing 747. Out of control over Tokyo, can the pilots save the stricken plane and its 509 passengers? (S1, ep 3)

4 - Fight For Your Life

Fight for your Life: The lives of FedEx flight 705's crew were thrown on the line when they came under attack above Memphis. Could they control both the plane and their hijacker? (S1, ep 5)

5 - Bomb On Board

Bomb on Board: A passenger is left dead and another 10 injured when a notorious terrorist sets off a bomb on Philippine Airlines Flight 434. (S1, ep 4)

6 - Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity: Two hundred and ninety people died when a military radar operator mistook a civilian aircraft for a hostile F-14. But how did it happen? Experts investigate. (S1, ep 6)

7 - Helicopter Down

Helicopter Down: Two crew members and 16 oil rig staff were killed when a helicopter flying from Aberdeen to a North Sea rig hit a storm. But was the weather entirely to blame? (S3, ep 7)

8 - Death And Denial

Death and Denial: Malfunctioning elevators, hydraulics problems or pilot fatigue? What caused the deaths of 217 people in a catastrophic air crash off Nantucket? (S3, ep 8)

10 - Kid In The Cockpit

Kid in the Cockpit: It was a routine flight from Moscow to Hong Kong, but in less than five minutes everyone on board was dead. What brought the passenger plane down? (S3, ep 10)

13 - Ocean Landing

Ocean Landing: The pilot holds the lives of everyone on board in his hands when a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight runs out of fuel and plunges 31,000 feet. (S3, ep 13)