Air Disasters

Air Disasters

F-16 fighter planes scramble to intercept a rogue Learjet over the Midwest. A tiny airport in the Canary Islands plays host to the worst aviation accident ever. And the huge investigation into the 9/11 Pentagon attack. Every time a plane crashes, the world takes notice. And so do the experts whose job it is to figure out what happened. This season, we revisit some of history’s most tragic plane crashes, brought to life through eyewitness accounts, harrowing reenactments, and interviews with the investigators who determined what went wrong.
F-16 fighter planes scramble to intercept a rogue Learjet over the Midwest. A tiny airport in the Canary Islands plays host to the worst aviation accident ever. And the huge investigation into the 9/11 Pentagon attack. Every time a plane crashes, the world takes notice. And so do the experts whose job it is to figure out what happened. This season, we revisit some of history’s most tragic plane crashes, brought to life through eyewitness accounts, harrowing reenactments, and interviews with the investigators who determined what went wrong.

Season 10 (10 episodes)

  • 1. Deadly Silence

    Original air date: 01/07/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 01/07/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Discover the alarming reason why a jet carrying golfer Payne Stewart crashed.

  • 2. The Pentagon Attack

    Original air date: 01/07/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 01/07/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. See how the Pentagon attack on 9/11 was carried out and how it permanently altered air travel today.

  • 3. Disaster at Tenerife

    Original air date: 01/21/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 01/21/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Join us as we examine the 1977 crash at Los Rodeos Airport that killed 583 people and the shocking reasons behind it.

  • 4. Deadly Detail

    Original air date: 01/28/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 01/28/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Discover the tiny design flaw that doomed China Airlines Flight 120 after landing and put the lives of passengers and crew in peril.

  • 5. Deadly Detour

    Original air date: 02/11/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 02/11/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Witness the 1998 crash over France’s Quiberon Bay and discover the unbelievable chain of events that caused it.

  • 6. Dangerous Approach

    Original air date: 02/18/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 02/18/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. See how an unlikely tipoff leads investigators to a shocking discovery about the crash of a Colorado commuter plane.

  • 7. Murder in the Skies

    Original air date: 02/25/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 02/25/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Follow the investigation of the 2015 Germanwings crash that put the blame not only on the co-pilot, but on the entire medical industry.

  • 8. River Runway

    Original air date: 03/04/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 03/04/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. In the face of violent weather, engine failure, and the loss of electrical power, pilots of Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 manage an epic landing.

  • 9. Deadly Solution

    Original air date: 03/11/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 03/11/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Follow the dizzying crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 into the Java Sea and discover the tragically preventable cause.

  • 10. Afghan Nightmare

    Original air date: 03/18/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 03/18/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Witness the crash of a cargo plane leaving an Afghanistan airfield and the investigation that nearly got it all wrong.