Mayday Aircrash Disasters (6 DVDs)

SKU: GE1319

£19.95

4 hrs. 30 mins.

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Using amazing live footage, transcripts of emergency transmissions, forensic evidence and dramatic recreations, witness the facts behind tragic air crashes such as Tenerife ’77 and New York ’01, as well as those moments when pilots’ acts of heroism have saved their passengers from certain death. Includes:

TENERIFE AIR DISASTER
On March 27th, 1977, the worst disaster in aviation history took place. In an attempt to take off in a thick fog, a 747 collides with another on the runway in Tenerife. The fiery explosion kills 583 people leaving just 70 survivors. By using forensic re-creations and transcripts of the recorded cockpit and control tower conversations, this programme investigates exactly what went wrong.

TWA FLIGHT 800
 In 1996, TWA flight 800 exploded shortly after take-off from New York’s JFK Airport instantly killing all 230 people on board. The scale of the disaster was enormous and wreckage was scattered all over the ocean. The families left behind needed to know exactly what caused the crash on that fateful day.

FEAR OF FLYING
When the going gets tough at 30,000 feet and the unexpected happens, it’s only the pilots with ‘the right stuff’ who will bring you safely down to earth. In this programme we see incredible footage of near disasters, and meet the pilots whose acts of heroism saved their passengers from almost certain death. 

LAST HOUR OF FLIGHT 11
On September 11th, 2001, the world watched in horror as two hijacked passenger planes were flown into the Twin Towers, devastating the lives of thousands. But what exactly happened in those 60 minutes leading up to the moment when the first plane hit the World Trade Center? Experience the pulse-pounding countdown from when the passengers boarded Flight 11 to the split second the plane hit the North Tower.

WHEN PLANES GO DOWN
On a clear June day in Hollywood, a six-seater Beechcraft Bonanza narrowly misses a field of schoolchildren before taking a nosedive into an apartment building. The plane crashes through three floors before exploding in a fireball in an underground garage. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Investigators are on the scene within minutes, assuming command. It is their crime scene.

CLEARED FOR LANDING
After every aircraft incident, there is an investigation. Over the past 30 years, these investigations have spurred the airline industry to change its approach to air safety. This programme highlights some of the major air disasters such as the notorious TWA Flight 800 and the Singapore Airlines Flight 006, and shows how the subsequent investigations helped shape air safety standards of today.

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