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When disaster strikes, every second counts. Take a fresh look at some of history's most notorious tragedies as this eye-opening series returns to explore their development frame-by-frame. Featuring expert analysis and groundbreaking revelations, we uncover the causes of these catastrophic events - and as a result whether they can be avoided in the future.9/11: On September 11, 2001, four planes changed America, and the world, forever. Nineteen men armed with small knives and boxcutters achieved a stunning blow against a global superpower. Before the dust settled, the largest criminal investigation in American history began. There were literally thousands of leads for the FBI counter-terrorism team to chase down. Evidence was scattered across three crash sites. But when the first major breakthrough in the investigation came, it was far from Ground Zero. Two bags belonging to Mohammed Atta – who had flown on American flight 11 –did not make it onto the flight out of Boston. Using this cache of damning evidence, FBI special agents pieced together a network of 19 hijackers in just 72 hours. All were linked to al-Qaeda.

The United States spends billions of dollars on its military and intelligence systems to safeguard its borders. But how did the most sophisticated security network in the world fail to stop this threat? Now, by rewinding the events of that day and by going deep into the investigation, Seconds from Disaster: 9/11 hears from those working on the ground, and in the air, to stop the terrorists and reveals the catalogue of errors that left America wide-open to the most devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil in the nation’s history.


  • Seconds From Disaster: Mumbai Massacre
    Seconds from Disaster reveals the failings that allowed 10 terrorists free reign - killing at will - for nearly 3 horrifying days in Mumbai's luxury Trident Oberoi hotel.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Into The Death Zone
    An expert on altitude will examine the dangers posed by climbing at a high altitude and reveals weather data that may have contributed to the tragedy.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Fukushima
    An international nuclear expert will investigate what happened at Fukushima and see what, if anything, could have been done to prevent it.
  • Seconds From Disaster: The Bismarck
    The Royal Navy's battle with Bismarck is a pivotal point in WWII. Naval historian studies this battle and finds out the reasons for Bismarck's fate.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Mountain Tsunami
    In 1960 construction of Europe's tallest dam is completed in Italy. But in 1963, it created a tsunami 200 meters high killing more than 2000 people.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Waco Cult
    We counts down to the moment fire breaks out and investigates if the deaths were led by charismatic cult leader or killed by murderous Federal agents.
  • Seconds From Disaster: The Deepwater Horizon
    We investigates the series of decisions and failings that culminated in the catastrophe and the world's biggest accidental marine oil spill.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Jonestown Cult Suicide
    This is the story of the largest mass murder-suicide of US citizens in history.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Fire In The Cockpit
    2 Sep 1998, Swissair Flight 111 came crashing into the Atlantic Ocean near Canada's eastern coastline. All 229 people on board were killed instantly.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Black Hawk Down
    Army's Rangers and Delta Force stormed a building in Somalia, to capture lieutenants in Aidid's clan. This turned into a day and night battle.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Terrified Over Tokyo
    Was the crash due to a bomb on board, or could something be flawed in the very structure of all 747s?
  • Seconds From Disaster: Runaway Train
    Who is to blame for the destruction of the Amagasaki train crash? Watch how investigators uncover the evidence and examine its final moments.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Nagasaki- The Forgotten Bomb
    The use of the atomic bombs in World War II still excites controversy, particularly the necessity for the second bomb on Nagasaki.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Norway Massacre
    Anders Breivik emerges from a western Norwegian suburb to commit one of the worst terrorist atrocities in Europe since World War II.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Sinking The Coventry
    HMS Coventry, a Type 42 guided-missile destroyer is on operations with HMS Broadsword. They are tasked with shooting down Argentinian jets.
  • Seconds From Disaster: Chinook Helicopter Crash
    The transport of members of the Northern Ireland security and intelligence community from RAF Aldergrove ended when the Chinook crashed.