Major real-life air disasters are depicted in this TV series. Each episode features a detailed dramatized reconstruction of the incident based on cockpit voice recorders and air traffic control transcripts, as well as eyewitnesses recounts and interviews with aviation experts. Sometimes, interviews with investigators who dealt with the disaster or even actual footage are featured.
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Over the course of seven seasons, the show has featured accidents with a grand total of 9,704 passengers and crew; 6,243 fatalities (including hijackers but not including people who died on the ground as a result of an accident); and 3,461 survivors. See more
In the French-Canadian version of the episode "Unlocking Disaster", two scenes not appearing in the original version are featured: the numerous newspaper articles about the Campbell's investigation, damaging United Airlines' reputation in New Zealand, and the Campbells recounting in detail their visit at the United maintenance facilities. See more
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