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  • AIR CRASH INVESTIGATION

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DESCRIPTION

October 31, 1994 - It's a cold Halloween night in the skies above Chicago. Bad weather is delaying dozens of flights, including flight American Eagle 41-84 waiting to land. As the plane starts to descend, it spins wildly out of control. The pilots fight desperately to right it but can't and the plane smashes into a field, killing all 68 people on board.

Follow the ensuing investigation and find out how the 'Roselawn' crash became one of the most important accidents in aviation history.

Air Crash Investigation shares this account and other stories of astonishing survival and heartbreaking disasters of some of the most tragic air disasters. Plane crashes and near-disasters from around the globe are investigated in meticulous detail, providing a look into what went wrong and if they could have been prevented. These events have helped change aviation safety and brought about some of the most important standard regulations that we know today.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Air Crash Investigation: Lokomotiv Hockey Team Disaster
    In 2011, a Soviet-built Yak-42D plane carrying one of Russia's biggest hockey teams crashed into the River Volga – leaving only one survivor.
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    Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Thursday 19 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Thursday 19 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: Fight For Control
    Disaster seemed certain when an internal US flight lost a propeller 19,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean. Could the pilots safely land the plane?
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    Sunday 8 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Monday 9 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Monday 9 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: Fire In The Hold
    Revealing how 110 people lost their lives when a fire on board an aging DC-9 caused it to plummet into the Florida Everglades in 1996.
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    Monday 9 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Tuesday 10 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Tuesday 10 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: Typhoon Takeoff
    Following a fatal crash in treacherous conditions at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek airport, investigators make a shocking discovery on the runway.
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    Tuesday 10 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: Pushed To The Limit
    Following a fatal crash 35,000 feet above the jungles of Indonesia, investigators make a disturbing discovery.
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    Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Thursday 12 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Thursday 12 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: Blind Landing
    August 6, 1997. Korean Air flight 801 departed from Seoul, Korea. It had been cleared to land at AB Won Guam Airport, Agana when it crashed about three miles south-west of the airport.
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    Thursday 12 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Friday 13 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Friday 13 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: Grand Canyon Disaster
    When a collision sends two planes crashing into the Grand Canyon, investigators find a problem that threatens the safety of the aviation system.
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    Sunday 15 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Monday 16 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Monday 16 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: America's Deadliest
    Revealing how 273 people were killed when American Airlines Flight 191 lost its left engine in the deadliest aviation accident in US history.
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    Monday 16 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Tuesday 17 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Tuesday 17 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: Fatal Fixation
    After United Airlines Flight 173 crashed and killed ten people, investigators discover how a landing gear problem could have caused the accident.
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    Tuesday 17 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: 28 Seconds To Survive
    When an alarm warns the pilots of Flight 518 that they are dangerously close to the ground, the aircraft suddenly smashes into a mountain.
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    Thursday 19 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Friday 20 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Friday 20 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: Air France 447: Vanished
    Exploring how aviation safety improves one crash at a time, Air Crash Investigation looks into legendary aviation disasters.
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    Sunday 22 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Monday 23 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Monday 23 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: Death Of The President
    When Polish President Lech Kaczynski is killed in a plane crash, investigators discover that this was not simply a pilot error.
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    Monday 23 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Tuesday 24 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Tuesday 24 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • Air Crash Investigation: Heading To Disaster
    When tower controllers ask Flight 409 to head to a new heading, the pilots acknowledge the change. Moments later, the plane crashes into the sea.
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    Tuesday 24 March 2015 at 22:45 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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    Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 03:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi

    Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 07:00 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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