Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.
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Jonathan Aris ...  Narrator / ... 201 episodes, 2005-2021
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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. Written by Sergio Ortega

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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 »

Alternate Versions

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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Referenced in Alan Partridge (2013) See more »

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Not the highest production values but really interesting.
10 May 2015 | by carbuffSee all my reviews

If you're an aviation buff like me you should love this series. It examines many well-know accidents and does so in a fact-based and compelling manner without being salacious at all.

Each episode begins with a reenactment of the disaster, after which the chain of events responsible is picked apart, followed lastly by the implications and recommendations of the accident investigation. I especially liked how false leads were chased down on the way to eventually arriving at a reasonable probable cause for each incident.

The accidents are heart-breaking, but how they led to improvements in aircraft and aviation rules is important and fascinating. As is remarked in one episode, "Every accident makes flying safer."


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Canada

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English | French | Spanish | Japanese

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3 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Air Emergency See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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