• Saturday 21 December 2019 at 12:00PM
  • National Geographic


Every time a plane crashes, the world takes notice. And so do the experts whose job it is to figure out what happened. Air Crash Investigation 17 uncovers the truth behind the most legendary aviation disasters. Every episode features eyewitness accounts, captivating reenactments, state-of-the-art CGI, and interviews with the investigators who ultimately determined what went wrong.


  • Air Crash Investigation: Death Race
    In 2011, thousands descended on Reno to watch the Air Races. But when local legend Jimmy Leeward suddenly loses control, the show becomes deadly.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Borderline Tactics
    An American cargo plane attempts a difficult landing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba but something goes wrong, and the DC-8 crashes at the end of the runway.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Deadly Pitch
    Moments after Fine Air Flight 101 took off, it had careened across a freeway and lay in the rubble of a Miami building. But what caused this carnage?
  • Air Crash Investigation: Fatal Climb
    Tarom Flight 371 leaves Bucharest, veers off course and nosedives into a field. Can the FBI determine if this was an accident or an act of murder?
  • Air Crash Investigation: Fatal Approach
    When KLM Cityhopper Flight 433 crashes after engine trouble, Dutch investigators work to determine what sparked a cascading series of fatal errors.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Runway Runoff
    After Continental Airlines Flight 1404 careens off the runway and crashes in flames, investigators are left to determine what was to blame.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Lethal Limits
    When a Aeroflot Nord Flight 821 crashes onto the trans-Siberian railway, those investigating make a series of shocking discoveries about the cause.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Deadly Descent
    En route from Indonesia to Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Flight 780 is high over the South China Sea when both of the plane's engines fail.
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    Saturday 21 December 2019 at 11:00AM - National Geographic
  • Air Crash Investigation: Football Tragedy
    In 2016, charter flight LaMia 2933, while carrying the Brazil’s champion soccer team, crashed into a Colombian mountain killing nearly all on board.
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    Saturday 21 December 2019 at 12:00PM - National Geographic
  • Air Crash Investigation: Slam Dunk
    When United Express Flight 6291 crashed on final approach just a mile from the runway investigators were left with just charred remains to work with.
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    Saturday 21 December 2019 at 1:00PM - National Geographic