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  • AIR CRASH INVESTIGATION

  • Friday 29 May at 7:00PM
  • National Geographic Channel

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Flying is one of the safest forms of transport.

But what happens when tragedy strikes?

From human error and accidents to mechanical faults and design flaws, the success of aviation history is punctuated with disaster and catastrophe.

It’s rare, but it does happen.

Follow experts as they determine what went wrong and work out how to prevent these horrific tragedies from happening again.

Examine the wrecks and official records, and hear from eyewitnesses, passengers and aviation experts as we reconstruct some of the most tragic disasters in aviation history.

Air Crash Investigation looks at what went wrong and how future disasters can be averted.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Air Crash Investigation: M1 Plane Crash
    When British Midland Flight 92 has an engine fire, the pilots try to make a landing, but the second engine fails before they can get to safety.
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    Monday 8 June at 7:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Air Crash Investigation: Niki Lauda: Tragedy In The Air
    Airline owner Niki Lauda joins forces with investigators to determine why Lauda Air Flight 004 fell into a steep dive and crashed.
    Next Showing:  
    Tuesday 9 June at 7:00PM - National Geographic Channel
    Repeats:  
    Monday 15 June at 8:00PM - National Geographic Channel

  • Air Crash Investigation: Vanishing Act
    Investigators face a baffling mystery when Varig Flight 254 crash-lands in a remote jungle nearly 700 miles off course.
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    Wednesday 10 June at 7:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Air Crash Investigation: Sideswiped
    Flight 201 takes off for a one-hour flight to Colombia and then disappears from radar while flying over one of the most remote jungles on Earth.
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    Monday 15 June at 7:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Air Crash Investigation: Death At Narita
    When FedEx Flight 80 bounces off the runway and bursts into flames, the catastrophe recalls an identical crash more than a decade earlier.
    Next Showing:  
    Tuesday 16 June at 7:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Air Crash Investigation: The Death of JFK Jr
    The celebrity son of JFK disappeared along with his plane in 1999. Invstigators soon found the wreckage, but what brought the aircraft down?
    Next Showing:  
    Wednesday 17 June at 7:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Air Crash Investigation: Concorde - Up In Flames
    A Concorde crashes moments after take off and three mysterious items are found on the runway. How is this collection of clues connected?
    Next Showing:  
    Friday 19 June at 7:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Air Crash Investigation: Inner City Carnage
    A Learjet 45 carrying Mexico's interior minister slams into Mexico City's financial district, killing everyone on board and seven on the ground.
    Next Showing:  
    Saturday 20 June at 8:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Air Crash Investigation: Death in the Arctic
    First Air Flight 6560 slammed into a hillside near Resolute Bay, one of the most remote airports in the world.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Malaysia 370: What Happened?
    Leading aviation experts are confronted with a shocking theory as they investigate one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time.
  • Air Crash Investigation: Malaysian 370: What Happened?
    Leading aviation experts are confronted with a shocking theory as they investigate one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time.
    Next Showing:  
    Monday 1 June at 11:00AM - National Geographic Channel
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    M1 Plane Crash

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