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 of all time. And the colossal investigation into the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. 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 catastrophic plane crashes, brought to life through eyewitness accounts, harrowing reenactments, and interviews with the investigators who ultimately determined what went wrong.
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Oct 15, 2017

Season 9
Episode 3

An El Al cargo jet heading from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv suddenly begins rolling violently just seven minutes after takeoff. The pilots struggle to turn the crippled plane back towards the airport, but minutes before landing, another sudden roll sends the aircraft plummeting to Earth and straight into a high-rise apartment complex. 43 die in the crash and a nation demands answers. Investigators search for a cause of the Netherlands' worst ever airline disaster. What they find is a potentially lethal problem threatening every 747 in the sky.
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