Air Crash Investigation

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.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom National Geographic Channel (2003 - now)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 10 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Lost Plane

Episode 17x10; Oct 10, 2017

On 31 July 1992, Thai Airways International Flight 311 crashes into a mountain while on final approach to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, in poor weather conditions, killing all 99 passengers and 14 crew members on board.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
17x10: The Lost PlaneOct 10, 2017
17x09: Deadly DiscussionsOct 3, 2017
17x08: Caught on TapeSep 19, 2017
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